WHEAT RIDGE - Wheat Ridge Police are searching for the driver of a red Jeep after it crashed, wedging it between a light pole and noise-barrier wall on the wrong-side of a barrier.

When police discovered the crash around 4 a.m. Wednesday, the driver was not on scene.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were shut down at Ward Road for about an hour-and-a-halfbecause police feared the light pole could fall into the road as they tried to extract the vehicle.

Trafficwas diverted onto Ward Road while the crash was cleared.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.

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