GOLDEN, Colo. – An alleged impaired driver of a pickup truck is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Jefferson County late Friday night.
It all started when police received reports that a pickup truck was driving recklessly on eastbound I-70 just before 10 p.m.
A Colorado State Patrol Trooper was able to make contact with the truck in the area of EB I-70 and the Highway 58 interchange at about 10:16 p.m., after which a shooting ensued when the trooper observed the driver had a handgun. .
The truck reportedly fled the scene and the CSP chased the vehicle as it traveled eastbound on Highway 58.
The pickup was then seen going onto the ramp to McIntyre Street when it lost control and drove off the paved roadway.
At about 10:19 p.m., the trooper notified dispatch that shots were again fired by the driver, who was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The 1st Judicial District Critical Incident Team is now in charge of handling this investigation.
The scene was cleared by about 8:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials.