ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — An adult female died at the scene of an early morning accident on Highway 7 east of Interstate 25 Sunday. Four other people were injured, including three who were in critical condition as they were taken by ambulance from the crash site.
All lanes of Highway 7 remained completely closed between Yosemite Street and Quebec Street until 12:25 p.m., almost 11 hours after the accident.
Brighton Fire Rescue crews were notified of the crash at 1:40 a.m.
Photos provided by the fire department showed a white box truck with front end damage that came to rest on the shoulder of the highway. Nearby, a dark-colored full-size SUV or pickup truck with its roof torn off, presumably caused by the force of the collision or as a result of firefighters extricating the occupants from it.
The Thornton Police Department, through a press release, said alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, and that all those injured were adults – three males and a female.
It is not uet known how many vehicles in total were involved in the incident.
There is no estimated time of re-opening the highway.
CO 7: Crash between Quebec St and Ulster St. Closed both directions due to crash. Expect delays. Follow detours. https://t.co/0EdT1mtfSh
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) August 25, 2019