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DENVER -- One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident late Tuesday night, the Denver Police Department said.

The crash closed both directions of Quebec Street at Interstate 70 as well as the on-ramp from Quebec to eastbound Interstate 70 for several hours.

One of the vehicles caught fire, trapping a person inside. Police and fire crews did all they could to get the person out but were unsuccessful.

A person in one of the vehicles got out and ran from the scene. Officers gave chase and were able to take the person into custody.

It's not clear which of the vehicles the person who fled was in at the time of the crash.

It's not known why the person fled the scene or if they were the driver responsible for the crash.

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