Northbound Interstate 25 reopens after fatal rollover crash at Speer

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DENVER -- A fatal rollover accident closed northbound Interstate 25 in downtown Denver for more than two hours on Thursday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

The accident happened just before 5 a.m. past the Speer Boulevard exit. Police did not say if any other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The interstate was closed at Speer Boulevard. Three lanes reopened just after 7 a.m., but rush-hour traffic was jammed back to Sixth Avenue and surface streets were also packed. The full interstate reopened about 7:20 a.m.

Drivers exited the interstate at Speer, turned around at Elitch Circle, then re-entered the interstate at Speer.

Police did not say if there were any other injuries. The name, age and gender of the person who died have not been released.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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