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Police: Car ripped in half in high-speed crash on I-225; suspected drunk driver fled on foot

Crash closes NB I-225 at Alameda Avenue
Posted at 4:42 AM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 13:53:07-05

AURORA, Colo. — Police say a suspected drunk driver is in custody following a high-speed crash that ripped his car in half and prompted a closure of Interstate 225 in Aurora early Monday.

Aurora police said they responded to the northbound lanes of I-225 near Alameda Avenue at about 2 a.m. and found the car in two pieces.

The driver had been ejected from the car and survived, fleeing the scene on foot, police said. The man was caught a short while later.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and there were no other reports of injuries.

The interstate reopened shortly before 5 a.m.