Woman killed, man injured in I-70 crash near Genesee

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle died in a crash on I-70 near Genesee Sunday evening.

The accident happened when the motorcycle and an SUV collided in the eastbound lanes of the interstate, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

A man on the motorcycle was injured and taken to St. Anthony's Hospital.   

The identities of those involved were withheld until next of kin could be notified.

The highway was closed briefly so a Flight for Life helicopter could land.

Eastbound traffic backed up for miles until the interstate was reopened around 9 p.m.

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