Deadly truck crash closes northbound Highway 285 for several hours Monday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Northbound Highway 285 was closed closed for several hours after a deadly crash Monday morning. One lane on the southbound side was also closed for a while.

The Colorado State Patrol told 7NEWS the driver of a truck hit the guardrail and went over an embankment near mile marker 231, near Shaffers Crossing.

The driver of the truck was killed, according to Colorado State Patrol spokesman Nate Reid. There were no passengers.

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