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Rollover Accident Temporarily Closes I-70

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Updated: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:05:04 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A rollover accident on Interstate 70 near mile marker 37 forced a closure of both lanes of traffic for nearly 30 minutes Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses said the driver was thrown from the vehicle, but as he was being loaded into the ambulance seemed awake and was moving.

The single car accident took place around 3:30 p.m. after reports came into the dispatch center of a vehicle losing control and rolling off the interstate.

"What I saw, I was just driving on the highway coming home and I saw something flying through the air and at first I didn't know what it was, but then I slowed down and saw it was a car with a gentleman laying on the ground so I pulled over, called the cops and they wanted me to stay for a witness statement," said Grand Junction resident Samantha Grondin.

More than an hour later eastbound traffic on I-70 was reopened.

Injuries to the driver remain unknown at this time.

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