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Drug Suspect Crashes Into Innocent Drivers During Pursuit

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A crash involving drug suspect Terry Romero and innocent drivers at Parker and Peoria in Aurora (credit: CBS)

A crash involving drug suspect Terry Romero and innocent drivers at Parker and Peoria in Aurora (credit: CBS)

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- A drug suspect has been arrested after he crashed into innocent drivers during a pursuit Tuesday night.

Four vehicles, including an unmarked police car and the suspect vehicle, were involved in a crash caused by the man who was the subject of a narcotics investigation.

Police in Longmont said they had been watching Terry Romero for months. He had been under surveillance for allegedly selling methamphetamine and cocaine.

Officers tried to pull over Romero, 31, Tuesday night and he sped away and crashed into four vehicles at the intersection of Parker and Peoria in Aurora.

Romero tried to run away but officers caught up with him behind a nearby restaurant.

“I just sat there in awe. It was like you couldn’t believe what you were seeing. It looked like something that happened in a movie. It was pretty amazing. I was very worried that somebody could have been seriously injured in that car accident,” said one witness who didn’t want to be identified.

Fortunately only minor injuries were reported in that crash. Romero was treated at a hospital and taken to jail.

Terry Romero (credit: Longmont Police)

Terry Romero (credit: Longmont Police)

Police searched Romero’s vehicle and found meth and a loaded firearm.

The intersection was closed during the crash investigation and cleanup.

The incidents began when officers followed Romero to a home in Denver and then tried to initiate a traffic stop.

The narcotics investigation included officers from Longmont Police Department’s Special Enforcement Unit, the DEA, the Larimer County Criminal Impact Unit and the North Metro Drug Task Force.

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