On April 25th, 2018, a semi-truck accident on Interstate 70 near Colorado Springs, Colorado caused a massive pileup involving 28 vehicles. The accident was reported to have occurred at around 3:30 p.m. local time and resulted in numerous injuries and four fatalities.
The truck driver who caused the accident was reported to have been traveling at excessive speeds when he crashed into the rear of a stopped pickup truck that had broken down on the shoulder of the highway. This initial impact triggered a chain reaction which caused the other vehicles involved in the pileup, including cars, SUVs, and several other semis.
The force of the crash was so strong that it reportedly pushed one semi-truck off of the roadway and into a nearby ravine. In addition to this, several other cars were severely damaged as they were crushed by other vehicles or pushed off of the roadway.
Authorities closed off both directions of I-70 for an extended period of time while they worked to clear the scene of debris and investigate what had happened. They also warned drivers to use caution while driving in icy conditions due to slick roads from snowfall earlier in the day.
The Colorado Semi Truck Accident occurred on April 25th, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p. local time near Colorado Springs on Interstate 70. The crash resulted in four fatalities and numerous injuries, as well as extensive property damage due to its severity.