Beer truck rolls on CO Highway 58 ramp onto Interstate 70, also known as 'beer truck curve'

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - Another beer truck has rolled over on the Highway 58 ramp to Interstate 70 in Wheat Ridge -- the same location where several other beer trucks have rolled in the past year, Wheat Ridge police said.

The accident is on eastbound CO 58 merging on to eastbound I-70.

The truck was carrying 44,000 pounds of beer, but at this time it doesn't look like any beer has spilled out, said Wheat Ridge police spokesman John Romero.

Eastbound Hwy 58 in that area is shut down.  The far right lane of eastbound I-70 has also been closed for the time being, Wheat Ridge police said.

"We anticipate that it will be several hours before it reopens," Wheat Ridge police tweeted.

This curving ramp from Hwy 58 to I-70 is the site of at least four beer truck rollovers in the past two years -- on July 4 and July 25, 2013; Sept. 27, 2012 and August 2011.

Romero said this latest accident is on the same beer truck curve, but further down the ramp, nearly on I-70.

"That is a ramp for us that was built in the 50s and 60s and a ramp that no longer meets today's standards," CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford said in July.  "We do though, however, make sure, very sure, that the speed limits are established in a way that people can safely drive it, including those trucks … Sometimes those trucks take it a little fast and consequently tip over."

She said the ramp is on CDOT's list of things to replace eventually -- it's just a question of getting the funds.

She said the speed limit of 40 mph will remain unchanged.

"In our analysis, we believe that 40 mph really is the right speed for everyone to be able to travel that ramp safely," Ford said in July.

The driver in this accident will be cited for careless driving, Romero said. The driver and passenger were not injured.

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