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I-25 accident kills one, injures 30 in Denver

Three simultaneous pileups in Denver likely caused by snowy conditions.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com   |   March 2, 2014 at 10:02 AM   |   Comments

DENVER, March 2 (UPI) -- One woman died and at least 30 people were hospitalized Saturday morning after a series of three accidents on Interstate 25 in Denver, police said.

Some 104 vehicles were involved in the pileups that took place as snow fell on the area, the Denver Post reported.

The accidents caused the northbound stretch of the interstate to be closed for five hours and traffic was at a complete stop for more than a mile behind the crash.

Four people were taken to St. Anthony Hospital, 14 to Denver Health Medical Center and 12 to Swedish Medical Center, Denver Health reported on Twitter.


"People were just driving too fast for conditions," said Darrell Barber, who was involved in the crashes. "It was totally preventable."

[Denver Post]
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