Rollover crash in construction zone on I-25 kills driver, critically injures worker

THORNTON, Colo. -- Police in Thornton are investigating a one-vehicle crash that killed the driver and critically injured a worker inside a construction zone on Interstate 25 at West 144th Avenue Tuesday morning.

Police say the male driver of a northbound vehicle was exiting I-25 onto the West 144th Avenue off-ramp when he lost control. The vehicle then rolled several times, struck a construction worker and came to a rest on its top near a backhoe.

Thornton Police say the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The construction worker was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The identities of the victims have yet to be released. It's not clear what contributed to the crash. An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

Police closed the off-ramp and one northbound lane on I-25 while police conducted a conducted a fatality collision investigation.

The construction zone is part of the North I-25 project, which will add an express lane and bring express bus service to Fort Collins.

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