Thornton police investigate auto-pedestrian crash on southbound I-25

Thornton police are investigating a fatal automobile-pedestrian crash on southbound Interstate 25 at 84th Avenue.

Police responded to reports at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday of a man walking on the highway. Thornton Police Department spokesman Jesus Mendez said the man was dead.

Police were talking to the driver of the vehicle that struck the man. Mendez said no other injuries were reported.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said the left and Express lanes were blocked at 84th Avenue due to the crash, causing traffic delays. Mendez said drivers were being urged to take southbound Washington and Huron streets and Greenwood Boulevard as alternate routes.


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