ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — One eastbound lane of I-70 is closed near Watkins due to a crash involving a camper that’s covered the interstate in debris, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The CSP the crash was reported just before 7 p.m. Friday near milepoint 293 near Powhaton Road.
A Honda Pilot pulling a trailer hit the back of an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office vehicle that was on a traffic stop, causing debris to cover the roadway.
The deputy was not in the vehicle at the time and was not injured.
The CSP reported the crash may have involved a drunk driver, saying in a tweet “What a mess… Can we stop drinking and driving?” The driver of the Pilot was taken into custody for investigation of driving under the influence.
What a mess… Can we stop drinking and driving? Arapahoe SO vehicle was on a traffic stop and was hit by the debris… lucky not worse! pic.twitter.com/WGbZTNDKL7— CSP Limon (@CSP_Limon) October 16, 2021
Eastbound I-70 was closed for some time, but now only the right lane is blocked. The CSP asked drivers to avoid the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated.