Boulders crashed down a
mountainside onto a crowded highway last Monday, killing a 7-year-old
boy and injuring several others. According to local news reports,
Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs, CO, was closed for three
hours during evening rush hour traffic while damaged vehicles
were towed and rocks were cleared.
A 500-pound rock crushed
the side of a pickup truck in which the young boy was sitting,
said the Colorado State Patrol. The boy was taken to a nearby
hospital where he was pronounced dead. The boy's stepfather was
treated for a head injury and released.
Seven drivers had minor
injuries after their vehicles either struck rocks or collided
with each other and turned over. One police officer was injured
while directing traffic when he was hit by a vehicle.
Glenwood Springs is about
160 miles west of Denver.