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One dead after Tuesday’s three-vehicle crash on CO-7

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 12:58:35-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — One person has died after a three-car crash on CO-7 Tuesday morning.

Jesus Mendez with the Thornton Police Department said based on the preliminary investigation, a Jeep crossed into the opposite lanes around CO-7 and Holly Street, and collided with a pickup truck, which then struck a van. One person was ejected from one of the vehicles. The driver of the Jeep and one person in the van were taken to a hospital. Authorities had to work for about 25 minutes to extricate one person from the van.

Mendez said the driver of the Jeep has died.

As of Thursday morning, nobody had been charged since the driver suspected of causing the crash died, he said. Officers are investigating if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The driver of the Jeep has been not identified.