2 killed, including police officer, in Commerce City crash

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Two people were killed, including an on-duty police officer, in a crash in Commerce City on Friday evening.

The South Adams County Fire Department said the crash occurred at Highway 2 and Turnberry Parkway. The location is roughly 1/2 mile northeast of Highway 2’s intersection with East 104th Avenue.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, about 6:20 p.m., a Ford F-350 going southbound on Highway 2 went off the highway onto the shoulder, then came back onto the road and crossed the center line, striking two vehicles heading northbound: a Ford Explorer and a Kia Soul.

The F-350 collided with the Explorer head-on and hit the driver’s side of the Kia.

Both drivers in the northbound vehicles died at the scene. The driver of the Explorer was an on-duty Commerce City Police Department officer.

CSP said the driver of the F-350 was taken to UCHealth University of Colorado hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Col. Matthew Packard, the chief of CSP, said there were no other occupants in any of the three vehicles.

The victims’ names have not yet been released.

South Adams said there was also a crash nearby at 112th and Chambers Road.

As of Saturday morning, Highway 2 remained closed in the area. Drivers should expect delays and detours.

CSP is leading the investigation into the crash. Packard said it is too early to discuss potential charges and that CSP will coordinate with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call CSP at: 303-239-4501.

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