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1 person killed, another person got serious injuries in alleged road rage crash on E-470 Monday morning

Eastbound E-470 temporarily shut down from Sheridan Parkway to I-25
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Posted at 7:48 AM, Apr 08, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-09 16:55:58-04

One person died and another person got serious injuries in a crash on the ramp from southbound Interstate 25 to southbound E-470 Monday morning, according to Colorado State Patrol.

"Investigators have learned from witnesses that the driver of a Toyota 4Runner may have been engaging in aggressive driving behaviors with numerous vehicles on I-25 before exiting to E470," CSP said in a news release Tuesday morning.

But the driver of the Toyota 4Runner continued aggressive driving on the E-470 ramp in interaction with a white sedan, CSP said.

The 4Runner lost control and rolled onto the southbound lanes of E470, according to CSP. A Toyota Tacoma then crashed into the 4Runner.

The driver of the Tacoma and 4Runner were both taken to the hospital. A 50-year-old man was driving the Tacoma. He was later declared dead, according to CSP.

A 24-year-old man was driving the 4Runner. He is still in the hospital, CSP said.

State troopers first got report of the wreck at 5:45 a.m. Monday, CSP Sgt. Rice told Denver7. The agency does not know yet what caused the crash and whether or not any citations will be issued, according to Tuesday's news release.

Eastbound E-470 was shut down from Sheridan Parkway to Interstate 25 as a result of the deadly crash Monday morning, according to the Broomfield Police Department and Colorado State Patrol. The roadway has since reopened.

Drivers can use 144th to York Street or take Highway 7 to York Street and then go east as alternatives, Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber said.

The investigation into what happened is ongoing, CSP Said. No charges have been filed yet against either of the drivers.

"Because it was before sunrise, investigators are working to determine if the 4Runner had any working lights on at its point of rest to determine how visible the hazard was to approaching traffic," CSP said.

CSP asks anyone with information on the incident to call the agency at 303-239-4522.

EBE-470 shut down from Sheridan Parkway to I-25 due to crash Monday morning

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