Deputy, trooper injured in crash identified

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputy and the Colorado State Patrol trooper injured in a crash on Saturday have been identified.

Corporal Ivan Alvarado (Photo: Colorado State Patrol)

Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Ivan Alvarado had to be extricated from the damaged unmarked Dodge Charger and was airlifted to a hospital. Alvarado is a 10-year veteran of the CSP, officials said.

Deputy Dale Davis was driving a Ford Expedition and was taken by ambulance. Davis is a six-year veteran of the agency, according to officials.

The crash happened when both were responding to East 80th Avenue and Schumaker Road for a road rage incident involving a handgun.

The vehicles collided near Manila Road and East 48th Avenue near Front Range Airport, northeast of Watkins.

Both drivers suffered serious injuries, the Aurora Police Department said.

Police are investigating the crash.