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I-76 reopens in both directions between US 85 and E-470 after deadly crash

One person dies at scene, three others hospitalized
Posted at 3:36 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 22:38:33-05

DENVER – Interstate 76 was shut down in both directions between U.S. Highway 85 and E-470 for more than three hours Wednesday because of a six-vehicle crash that killed one person.

The crash happened between Exit 12 (U.S. 85) and Exit 18 (E-470) on I-76 shortly after 3 p.m. in the northeastern part of the metro area. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the crash happened on I-76 near Sable.

CSP said just before 5 p.m. that one person died at the scene of the crash. Brighton Fire Rescue said three people were transported to area hospitals with injuries.

The highway reopened by 7:50 p.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.