One killed, three injured in five-vehicle crash in Loveland

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LOVELAND, Colo. — One adult was killed and three others were injured in a five-vehicle crash Wednesday morning, Loveland Fire Rescue said.

The accident happened about 10:30 a.m. and closed westbound SE 14th Street (Highway 402) near U.S. 287.

A 1998 Infiniti QX4 traveled westbound on southeast 14th Street at a high rate of speed, striking a 2006 Acura MDX that was pushed into a GMC Yukon Denali, which was pushed into a 2008 Suzuki XL7, which was pushed into a 2003 Dodge Ram, Loveland police said.

Witnesses told police all vehicles other than the Infiniti were slowing down for a red light for westbound traffic at South Lincoln Avenue.

The driver of the Infiniti was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected during the rollover. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the driver has not been released, pending notification of the family.

The driver of the Acura MDX, Jessica Wilke, 34, an adult passenger, 37, and an 18-month-old suffered minor nonlife-threatening injuries. All three were transported to a local hospital.

Drugs and alcohol are not considered to be contributing factors to the crash. The drivers and passengers in all of the vehicles except for the Infiniti were wearing seat belts, police said.

Westbound lanes of 14th Street from South Saint Louis Avenue to South Lincoln Avenue were closed until 2 p.m.

The crash is still under investigation.

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