Emergency responder injured early Thursday in I-76 crash in Commerce City

An emergency responder was injured early Thursday morning in a crash on Interstate 76 while working on an earlier two-vehicle collision.

A South Adams County Fire Department firefighter was inside a stopped fire truck, responding to a highway crash, when the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck struck an ambulance and the fire truck, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The firefighter suffered a head injury in the incident, which happened at about 2:30 a.m. near Colorado 224 in Commerce City.

Two men got out of the pickup truck and fled the area on foot. They remain at large, said state patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler. A woman inside the pickup remained on the scene and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

A stolen gun was recovered from the pickup truck, Cutler said. There were no other injuries reported and the incident remains under investigation.


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