Truck driver arrested in deadly I-70 pileup near Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A truck driver blamed for causing a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges.

Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman said Friday that there’s no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in Thursday’s crash on Interstate 70.

The unidentified driver was headed down a hill when he slammed into slower traffic and sparked a massive fire. Countryman said police are looking at whether his brakes were working.

Countryman said 28 vehicles were involved, up from the initial 15 vehicles police reported after further sorting through the burned wreckage.

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Police still say there were multiple fatalities but can’t provide an exact number until they make sure all people who were in the vehicles are accounted for.

The highway is expected to remain closed until Saturday.

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