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2 dead after vehicle crashes into Westminster fire station following pursuit

2 dead after allegedly stolen vehicle crashes into Westminster fire station_May 7 2020
Posted at 7:08 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 09:08:39-04

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Two people died Thursday morning after crashing into a Westminster fire station following a police pursuit.

Around 2:12 a.m. Thursday, an officer with the Westminster Police Department was driving in the area of 120th Avenue and Mariposa Street behind a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it failed to yield, according to the police department.

The officer, joined by other officers, followed the vehicle southbound on Federal Boulevard and deployed stop sticks near 112th Avenue. The vehicle still failed to yield before entering a neighborhood around 99th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard.

Police slowed down, but the vehicle continued southbound on Lowell Boulevard and then crashed into Westminster Fire Station #2, located at 9140 Lowell Boulevard.

Both people in the car — who were only identified as a man and woman, according to Westminster investigator Luis López — were pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers or firefighters were injured.

Lowell Boulevard between 90th Avenue and 92nd Avenue was closed for several hours for an investigation.