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Wrong-way driver causes crash on SB I-225, shuts down highway for several hours

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 19:53:14-05

AURORA, Colo. — A multi-vehicle crash closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 225 at Illiff Avenue in Aurora Tuesday afternoon. The highway reopened about three hours later.

Aurora police tweeted a photo of the scene, showing at least two vehicles were involved in the crash just one mile from the Parker Road exit.

Police said a wrong-way driver caused the crash. However, they said they do not suspect drugs or alcohol played a role.

Southbound traffic was being diverted onto Mississippi and Illiff. Police were asking drivers to stay out of the area. They said the area would remain closed up until 5 p.m.

Police said there were no significant injuries.