CSP investigating I-70 semi rollover
December 12, 2005
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Colorado State Patrol continues to investigate the cause of a semi-truck rollover that sent the truck’s driver to the hospital and closed Interstate 70 for nearly 12 hours Sunday night.The accident occurred about 6:45 p.m. at mile marker 216 near the Eisenhower Tunnel when Mark Mcinnis, 43, of Illinois, lost control of the tractor trailer he was driving, according to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol. Mcinnis collided with a guardrail before the semi rolled onto its side and slid for about 1,000 feet. Westbound traffic was rerouted over Loveland Pass until about 6 a.m. Monday when the Colorado Department of Transportation reopened the highway.Mcinnis suffered serious injuries and was taken to the St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.The state patrol’s hazmat team responded to contain 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled from the truck, said trooper Eric Wynn.The semi was not hauling a load at the time of the crash, Wynn said.Mechanical inspections will be done on the truck.