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One person dead in three-vehicle crash on I-25 in Douglas County

Posted at 4:25 PM, Dec 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-22 20:43:51-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – One person died in a three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on northbound I-25 near County Line Road.

Colorado State Patrol originally said two people were dead in the crash, but issued a correction at 4:45 p.m. saying that only one person was dead and the other suffered life-threatening injuries.

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. and involved two passenger vehicles and a semi-truck.

The road reopened entirely at 5:30 p.m. after being closed or restricted to one lane for much of the afternoon.

The semi-truck tipped over and slid into a ditch during the crash. Colorado State Patrol says it doesn’t yet have a cause for the crash, but said that the semi driver was cooperating with authorities.

Traffic remains heavily backed-up in the area. For the latest traffic conditions, click here.

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