Eastbound Interstate 70 closed near Federal; dead woman on highway

DENVER — The discovery of a fatally injured woman in the traffic lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 closed the highway between Federal Boulevard and Sheridan Road shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Eastbound ramps at Lowell and Sheridan were also closed. All lanes reopened just after 6 p.m.

Police confirmed that the victim had died about 2:50 p.m. There were unconfirmed reports that she had jumped or fallen from an overpass above the freeway.