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Tower Road reopens after fatal crash Friday morning

Tower Road fatal crash_Aug 27 2021
Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 27, 2021

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — One person died in a head-on crash Friday morning on Tower Road.

A spokesperson with the Commerce City Police Department said the crash happened along the 8900 block, just north of E. 88th Avenue, around 5:22 a.m.

The Commerce City Police Department and the South Adams County Fire Department responded to the crash.

Police said based on a preliminary investigation, the driver of a pickup was headed northbound on Tower Road and crossed the center median and went into the southbound lanes, hitting a garbage truck in the southbound lanes.

The driver of the pickup died at the scene, police said.

Nobody else was injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Northbound Tower Road reopened just before 10 a.m. but southbound remained closed between E. 104th Avenue and E. 81st Avenue until noon, when all lanes were back open.

In a photo of the crash, a second pickup appears to be involved or very close to the crash, but it's not clear if it was part of the incident.

This story is developing and will be updated.