By Danielle Chavira

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Brighton police and firefighters responded to a serious crash on U.S. 85 Saturday morning. It happened at Bromley Lane.

(credit: Brighton)

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Authorities say one person was trapped and crews had to extricate them. That person was airlifted to Denver Health in critical condition.

A serious crash closed U.S. 85 at Bromley Lane. (credit: Brighton)

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Pictures from the scene appear to show a small vehicle wedged under the back of a semi tractor trailer. It is unclear what caused the crash.

(credit: Brighton)

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The crash caused both directions of the highway to shut down. Those lanes were later reopened and the crash was cleared from the road before 10 a.m.

Danielle Chavira