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1 ejected, 2 taken to hospital after multi-car crash on CO-7

Posted: 6:47 AM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-02 13:06:19-04
April 2 Adams County crash 2
April 2 Adams County crash

ADAMS County, Colo. — At least one person was ejected from a vehicle and two people were transported to a hospital after a multi-car crash on CO-7 Tuesday morning in Adams County.

Colorado State Patrol had been at the scene of the crash, which occurred at E. 160th Avenue/CO-7 at Holly Street, since before 6 a.m., said Trooper Josh Lewis with CSP. CO-7 was closed in both directions in that area.

Jesus Mendez with the Thornton Police Department said three vehicles were involved in the crash: a van, a Jeep and a pickup truck. The preliminary investigation found that the jeep crossed into the opposite lanes into oncoming traffic and collided with a pickup truck, which struck a plumbing van.

At least one person was ejected from a vehicle and two adults were transported to a hospital, he said. One of the injured people was in the van and the other was in the Jeep.

Authorities had to work for 25 minutes to extricate one person from the van. One of the people transported was in critical condition and the other had a serious injury.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes Tuesday morning. CO-7 reopened around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene.