Northbound I-25 in Thornton reopens after crash involving motorcycle

THORNTON, Colo. — Northbound Interstate 25 was closed in Thornton for about two hours on Thursday morning for an injury crash that involved a motorcycle.

The crash happened after 6:30 a.m. at Thornton Parkway when the motorcyclist was hit by an SUV. The interstate reopened about 8:45 a.m.

The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with critical injuries, the Thornton Police Department said. No other injuries were reported.

Drivers were taken off the interstate at 84th Avenue and there was a large backup from the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.