ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The intersection of South Quebec Street and East Dry Creek Road was shut down on Friday morning due to a serious crash that hospitalized two people.
According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, a Ford F-150 was going at least 105 miles per hour on E-470 at Chambers Road. Colorado State Patrol saw the driver speeding and put lights on to try to stop the driver, according to the sheriff’s office.
The driver in the Ford truck exited off on Quebec Street and blew through the intersection at Dry Creek road, hitting two cars, according to the sheriff’s office.
A driver of one of the vehicles that was hit was taken to Sky Ridge Medical Center. A passenger of the Ford truck was also taken to Sky Ridge Medical Center. The conditions of those patients is unknown at this time.
The male driver of the Ford truck and a female passenger escaped the crash scene on foot. Deputies are searching the area to find them.
The driver of the Ford truck also crashed into a power box, knocking out power in the area for more than 1,000 customers, according to the sheriff’s office.
Xcel Energy responded to the area to fix the power.
In the midst of all the chaos, witnesses say a dog jumped out of the suspects’ truck and ran into a nearby neighborhood.
“I woke up this morning to the crash and it sounded like a big explosion. I opened the door and this dog just comes sprinting down the cul-de-sac and so I stopped and confronted him. He was scared. We coaxed him out from under the neighbor’s house and been staying with us ever since,” Ty Engleke said.
Engleke and his parents took the dog to the vet to get checked out. He said the dog did not have a microchip, so he does not know who the owner is.
“I hope in the end he will find a family that will take good care of him and give him the love he deserves and that will give him some good road trips,” Engleke said. “Not like the bad kind he had.”
The Englekes did check with the sheriff’s office and animal control. While they are waiting to hear back, they are happy to care for the dog to make sure he does not end up in a shelter.