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Denver Pileup: 1 Person Killed in Icy Crash Involving 104 Vehicles

Monday, 03 Mar 2014 12:30 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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A chain reaction crash on Denver's Interstate 25 caused a massive 104-car pileup over the weekend that claimed one life and injured 30 others.

It's not yet clear what exactly caused the pileup on Saturday morning, but the Denver area was pounded with a snowstorm that led to low visibility and icy roads.

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"People were just driving too fast for conditions. It was totally preventable," Darrell Barber, whose Chevy Tahoe was hit repeatedly during the crashes, told the Denver Post. "Brake lights started coming on, and people weren't stopping ... People in front of me started bouncing off each other and crashing. By then, I had stopped."

"It's icy, it's snowpacked, it's drifting," Mark Altman, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, told the Post. "There's poor visibility."

The accidents claimed the life of one woman, whose name was not released, while 30 other people were reportedly rushed to three different area hospitals.

A large stretch of Interstate 25 northbound was closed off for about five hours Saturday while officials treated the injured and cleared the wreckage.

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