DENVER (CBS4) – The suspect in last week’s carjacking and chase has been identified as Andy Escobar, 18. The crash kept a significant portion of westbound Interstate 70 near the Mousetrap in Denver closed for several hours on Thursday.

It started with an armed carjacking outside a liquor store on Main Street in Strasburg, about 40 miles east of Denver, and it ended up with the male suspect, identified as Escobar, dead.

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Copter4 video over I-70 showed emergency responders trying to resuscitate the suspect, who was pulled from a stopped vehicle on the highway.

Copter4 video over I-70 showed emergency responders trying to resuscitate the suspect, who was pulled from a stopped vehicle on Interstate 70. (credit: CBS)

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At times the pursuit reached 100 mph before Escobar slowed down as he approached the Denver metro area and the chase finally ended on I-70 near Interstate 25.

Escobar was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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The westbound lanes of I-70 were shut down for most of Thursday afternoon between the Mousetrap and Interstate 270.