AURORA, Colo. — Aurora police say they believe a SUV bumped into a sedan on northbound Interstate 225 early Thursday, causing the sedan driver to lose control and crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the SUV driver continued on the highway.
The closure ran from E. Alameda Avenue north to E. 6th Avenue from 5:30-8:30 a.m.
The Aurora Police Department said a man had been driving a Subaru Outback when he crashed and was ejected from the vehicle around 5:30 a.m. The man died at the scene.
Based on initial information from Aurora Police Traffic Investigators, they believe the Subaru was traveling northbound in the far-left lane when a dark-colored SUV, which was speeding in the center lane, quickly moved into the left lane. Witnesses told investigators they believed the dark SUV bumped the front of the Subaru and that driver then lost control of the car.
The driver of the SUV continued northbound on I-225 and did not stop, police said.
All northbound traffic was asked to exit the highway at Alameda. The earlier you can get off I-225 — at E. Mississippi Avenue, E. Iliff Avenue, or even earlier — the better as you'll save yourself time, according to Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber. You can then use side streets to get up to E. 6th Avenue or E. Colfax Avenue to rejoin northbound I-225. If you're headed to the airport, you can use E-470. I-25 is also an option if you go east to I-70 and then work back to I-225.
Paramedics and firefighters were at the scene.
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