1 Killed In Snowy Conditions On U.S. 285, Eastern Plains Also Hit Hard

CBS Denver

DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Blowing and drifting snow is moving across the northeast Colorado plains and causing a lot of problems for drivers, and multiple crashes on U.S. 285, including a fatality, have closed down the highway.

A crash on U.S. 285 (credit: Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District) A crash on U.S. 285 (credit: Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District)

Snowy conditions were to blame for a pedestrian death on Highway 285 Saturday afternoon. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a man driving a pickup truck stopped to help another driver and was struck by another vehicle while he was outside of his truck. (UPDATE: Off-Duty Jefferson County Sergeant Killed On Snowy U.S. 285)

Another crash on 285 involved a serious injury but no other details have been released.

The highway had to be closed in both directions 3 miles north of Conifer because of the accidents. There was no time estimate for the road to reopen.

The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District posted…

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