ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Three people, including a Thornton police officer, were injured in a two-car crash on 104th Avenue early Tuesday.
The officer, a man, and a woman were transported to a hospital for their injuries, according to the Thornton Police Department.
The westbound and eastbound lanes of 104th Avenue (Colorado 44) were closed between McKay Road and Lower Clear Creek Canal, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Thornton police said the closure was between Riverdale Road and Colorado Boulevard. This is in the area of Grandview Ponds Open Space and Riverdale Open Space.
The westbound and eastbound lanes of 104th Avenue reopened between McCay Road and Lower Clear Creek Canal around 8:45 a.m.
Police said the incident began with a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Around 3:20 a.m., a Brighton police officer asked for help from the Thornton Police Department. The driver was wanted on several charges, including attempted first-degree assault on a peace officer.
As Thorton police arrived near 104th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, the officials called off the pursuit. Shortly afterward, the driver of the suspect vehicle struck a Thornton officer’s patrol car as it was traveling east on 104th, police said.
The male driver and female passenger were transported to a hospital with serious injuries, police said. The injured officer was also brought to a hospital.
On Wednesday afternoon, Thornton police said the driver remained hospitalized but the woman and police officer were both released from the hospital.
Colorado State Patrol is investigating the crash.
No other details were available Tuesday morning.
This story will be updated once more information is available.