ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – The man killed trying to run across I-25 near Thornton last Friday was allegedly running from loss-prevention officers at a nearby store after he was accused of shoplifting.
The Adams County Coroner identified the man Monday as 27-year-old Gabriel Danish, of Northglenn.
A Thornton police spokesman told Denver7 Wednesday loss-prevention officers at Home Depot had confronted Danish, who ran off.
The spokesman said the workers didn’t chase him, but called police and watched as he ran from the parking lot and was hit and killed on I-25.
The crash closed down the northbound lanes of the interstate for hours right at peak rush hour Friday.