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A truck carrying fuel crashed on I-25 in Douglas County, and one lane going south has been opened again

One lane of southbound Interstate 25 has reopened after a diesel fuel tanker overturned Saturday morning in Douglas County at Castle Pines Parkway.

After a diesel fuel tanker flipped over on Saturday morning in Douglas County at Castle Pines Parkway, one lane going south on Interstate 25 is now open.

Gabriel Moltrer, a spokesperson from CSP, said that Colorado State Patrol officers arrived at the crash on southbound I-25 at 2:26 a.m.

The crash only involved the tanker truck. It closed I-25. Moltrer mentioned that the closure affected the area between exit 188 for Castle Pines Parkway and exit 187 for Happy Canyon Road.

The crash did not cause any issues for northbound I-25.

The driver was seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital, as announced by South Metro Fire Rescue. The tanker had a capacity of 8,000 gallons, and approximately 2,500 gallons of diesel spilled. A hazardous materials team from South Metro is at the crash site.

According to South Metro, the Colorado Department of Transportation recommends using Hess Road, Colorado 83, and Colorado 86 for a detour. South Metro provided this information.

The Colorado Department of Transportation was involved. Moltrer stated that there is no estimated time for when the rest of the highway will reopen because crews are actively investigating the incident.

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After a diesel fuel tanker overturned on Saturday morning in Douglas County at Castle Pines Parkway, one lane going south on Interstate 25 has been reopened.

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