One dead in wrong-way crash in Commerce City


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — One person was killed in a wrong-way crash in Commerce City early Saturday morning.

Shortly after 5 a.m., Commerce City Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a crash in the 11700 block of Highway 85.

CCPD says a preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 black Audi S4 was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 85 when it collided with a 2008 gray Honda Civic that was heading southbound.

“Several other cars were able to avoid colliding with the Audi before the accident occurred,” CCPD said in an email to FOX31 and Channel 2.

The male driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The driver of the Audi, later identified as 23-year-old Sebastian Lotero of Commerce City, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Credit: CCPD

Lotero was arrested upon his release from the hospital later Saturday morning. He was taken to the Adams County Detention Facility on charges of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

The highway was shut down but fully reopened about 11:30 a.m.

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