Chain reaction crash on I-76 in Brighton leaves one dead, one arrested

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I-76 and Bridge Street crash

BRIGHTON, Colo. — A five-vehicle crash on Interstate 76 in Brighton killed one person late Monday afternoon.

At 4:55 p.m., a black 2014 Jeep Rubicon pulling a flatbed trailer was traveling eastbound on the highway when it hit a white Toyota sedan that was stopped in one of the lanes, according to a Brighton Police Department news release.

I-76 and Bridge Street stuck truckThe chain of events that led to the death began at 4:30 p.m. when a semi carrying an oversize load became stuck under the Bridge Street overpass. The large load was lodged under the bridge and eastbound traffic on I-76 came to a standstill.

“The white Toyota then struck a red Honda sedan which struck a gray Hyundai sedan. The trailer being pulled by the Jeep became detached and struck the gray Hyundai and a white Chrysler passenger van,” the news release said.

Connor-MaurerThe driver of the Toyota, an adult female, was killed.

The driver of the Jeep, 22-year-old Conner Maurer of Minatare, Neb., was charged with careless driving causing death. He was booked in the Adams County Detention Facility on Monday night.



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