Multiple people hospitalized trying to avoid wrong-way driver on I-25

Local News

The wrong-way driver was also involved in a hit-and-run crash just before the multi-vehicle crash


DENVER (KDVR) – A driver faces multiple charges after she hit another vehicle at Interstate 25 and Alameda, fled the crash scene, then drove in the wrong direction on I-25 and caused a multi-vehicle crash at 8th Avenue.

The two crashes happened within minutes of each other around 4 a.m. Saturday morning.

The multi-vehicle crash involved around five different cars that were trying to avoid the wrong-way driver, who was later identified as 34-year-old Jessica Taylor, according to Denver police. Taylor was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-25.

Five people were transported to the hospital as a result of the crash at I-25 and 8th Avenue. Denver police said those people did not sustain serious injuries.

The other person involved in the hit-and-run crash with Taylor was transported to the hospital, and the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Taylor was seriously injured when she crashed at I-25 and 8th Avenue, according to police. She was cited with DUI and reckless driving causing injury.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Most Read

Top Stories