One killed as suspect attempting to flee traffic stop hits car

DENVER -- A crash at West First Avenue and Knox Court killed one person Sunday evening, the Denver Police Department said.

An officer spotted a silver Dodge without license plates. The officer initiated a stop, but the vehicle fled west on First Avenue until it ran a red light at Knox Court and collided with a red Honda Accord.

The driver of the silver Dodge then tried to flee on foot eastbound on First Avenue but was caught about a block later by police.

A rear seat passenger in the Honda Accord died at the scene. Two others in the Honda Accord were taken to hospitals. One has critical injuries.

The driver of the silver Dodge was treated at the scene for injuries and taken to a hospital.

The intersection of Knox and First was closed in all directions for the investigation but reopened just after 9 p.m.

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