Yasir Hasan, 33, who was driving the Hyundai, died at the scene of the crash. The Denver West Parkway bridge over I-70 sustained significant structural damage from the fire, authorities said. Semi plows into snarled traffic, ignites massive fire, Why it's important to get a flu vaccine this year, Meet the head of the armed Black group demanding justice, Former Pence staffer says Marc Short used to joke about masks, CDC official sounded alarm on Covid-19 months ago. News: Pedestrian hospitalized after early morning crash in Denver. He has a commercial driver's license out of Texas, Countryman said. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. DENVER (AP) -- Denver police are asking the public for help identifying people seen in a car suspected of hitting and killing a man who was riding an electric scooter downtown last month. Latest News Reports. "The semi was eastbound and ended up colliding with the ... cars that were stopped because of the accident ahead. Video captured at the scene indicated the jeep was traveling about 80 mph just prior to the collision, the statement says. Countryman said the driver of the semi is Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23. The three-car crash happened just after 1 a.m. on June 9, 2019, at East Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. They are persons of interest and are connected to a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit and run crash that killed one person and seriously injured another. It appears 2 of the suspects are black. The portion of I-70 affected by the crash is closed overnight in both directions. Patton's family suspects he may have been targeted because he was Black and wearing a Black Lives Matter mask and the car appeared to accelerate. Or; Browse by City; Browse by Route/Highway; Report An Accident; Chat Room; Tweet >> >> Colorado >> Car Accidents Colorado Live Traffic Chat Room; Colorado Live Traffic Map; Report an Accident; Recent Colorado Car Accidents. "This is looking to be one of the worst accidents we've had here in Lakewood," he said. Daily Briefing #Denver, do you recognize any of these people? "We do know that I-70 eastbound traffic was at a standstill or close to a standstill because of a crash way out ahead of it," he said at a news conference. Video from the scene showed towering orange flames and piles of lumber scattered across the highway. DENVER, Colorado — A man has been found guilty of vehicular assault and seven other charges for a fatal hit-and-run crash at a busy Denver intersection last summer. Sloan will be sentenced on Oct. 9. Evidence led investigators to find surveillance images of the car at a convenience store less than 24 hours before the crash. Josh McCutcheon, who caught the crash on video, told CNN sister networki HLN he had never seen such devastation. Denver police say they haven't ruled anything out. In October, it will be twenty years since the death of legendary singer/actor John Denver on October 12,1997. https://t.co/pLfoctBqvA, CNN's Faith Karimi, Roxanne Garcia and Scott McLean contributed to this report. The three-car crash happened just after 1 a.m. on June 9, 2019, at East Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. RELATED: Pickup slams into motorcycle on I-25 near Castle Pines. Sloan failed to stop at the red light and struck a silver Hyundai Insight traveling southbound on Colorado Boulevard. Colorado Car Accident Reports and News, Updated Live. If it happened at 1:30 in the morning so it is probable that the suspects didn’t see the facemask or the race of the victim. At least six people were hospitalized with injuries after the crash, according to the Lakewood Police Department. Highway not expected to open until tomorrow. The suspect in custody is Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos. That's all we know or we are releasing at this point.". 28 total vehicles involved. 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According to NBC News 9, the accident occurred on the 5800 block of Tower Road north of Green Valley Ranch shortly before 5:00 a.m. DENVER, CO. – One person was hospitalized with serious injuries after an early morning auto-pedestrian crash in Denver on Tuesday. The semi hit cars stuck in a jam due to evening rush hour and a prior crash farther ahead, Countryman said. His passenger, Mark Karla, 45, was brought to the hospital where he later died. SUGGESTED VIDEOS | Local stories from 9NEWS. A short time after the wreck, a search warrant was issued for the suspect vehicle. According to the statement, the suspect vehicle sustained major front end damage during the collision, including to the windshield, roof, and dashboard. Morning Forecast "As soon as I [saw] flames, I headed under the bridge, grabbed three or four people out of a couple cars.". Why is it that anything that happens to a black person is automatically a racial issue? He's doing fine now, he said, but he was "startled and in shock" when he saw the deadly pileup, the explosions and the plumes of smoke. Police said Tuesday that the car involved in 26-year-old Chris Patton's death was found Thursday by police. When asked whether there were any mechanical issues with the truck, Countryman said it is something his department is looking into, but he believes even if there were a mechanical issue, vehicular manslaughter charges would still stick.

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