One man killed in crash after getting ejected from vehicle on I-70

A man who was ejected from his vehicle was killed early Christmas morning after being struck by two vehicles on eastbound Interstate 70 near Byers in Arapahoe County.

The man was involved in a rollover crash after 12:30 a.m. near exit 314 before authorities believe he was ejected from his vehicle, said Mike Disher, chief of the Byers Fire Fire Protection District. The crash is still under investigation.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, was driving a Chevy pickup truck, and after he was ejected, he was hit by a semi truck as well as another vehicle, said Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Ivan Alvarado. There were no other injuries.

Authorities have not publicly identified the victim.

Traffic in the area was diverted to U.S. Highway 36 in Strasburg for several hours but has since reopened, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Crews cleaned up fuel that had leaked from the semi after it struck the driver, Alvarado said.

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