Vehicle ripped in half in I-225 crash in Aurora; suspected drunk driver survives

AURORA, Colo. -- Northbound Interstate 225 was closed for more than two hours because of a single-vehicle accident involving a suspected drunk driver early Monday morning, the Aurora Police Department said.

The accident happened about 2 a.m. at Alameda Avenue when police said the suspected drunk driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and crashed.

Police said the vehicle was ripped in half and the driver was ejected. The driver survived and fled the scene but was caught a short time later.

Traffic was backed up to Mississippi Avenue and drivers were diverted off the interstate. The interstate reopened at 4:50 a.m.