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4 dead, 2 wounded in shootings, crashes in Denver area

3 dead in multi-vehicle crash in Thornton
Posted at 10:41 AM, Mar 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-07 12:49:15-05

THORNTON, Colo. — Authorities say four people were killed in two separate crashes early Saturday morning and two people, wounded in an earlier shooting, were found in a car following a third crash near Thornton Friday night.

The deadliest crash occurred around around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Thornton. Three people were killed in the multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of East 120th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

The crash caused a ruptured fuel tank and fire. Thornton Police said a westbound Subaru collided with a southbound Chevy Suburban in what amounted to a "glancing head-on collision." The Suburban's fuel tank ruptured, starting the fire.

About four hours earlier, crews responded to an Adams County crash at West 76th Ave and Pecos. Two people were found shot inside the crashed vehicle and transported to Denver Health. Their conditions are not known.

Police are still gathering details on where the shooting occurred. No other injuries related to the crash were reported.

About three hours after the Adams County crash, Commerce City police responded to an alcohol-related two-vehicle crash that left one person dead. It happened approximately 12:24 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of East 104th Avenue and Tower Road.

Commerce City police said the initial investigation indicates an SUV traveling northbound on Tower Road struck an SUV traveling westbound on East 104th Avenue. The driver of the SUV that was struck was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.