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1 killed, 1 injured in crash on I-70 in Wheat Ridge

The crash closed a portion of eastbound Interstate 70 for several hours Monday afternoon.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A man was killed and a woman was injured in a crash on Interstate 70 in Wheat Ridge Monday afternoon, the Wheat Ridge Police Department said.

Police said the crash happened around 4 p.m. on eastbound I-70 near Kipling Street.  A Jeep and a sedan were driving eastbound when the Jeep clipped the sedan, causing both vehicles to go off the road. Investigators are working to determine what caused the crash.

The driver of the Jeep, a 25-year-old man, was taken to the hospital, where he died. The passenger, a 26-year-old woman, was injured but is expected to survive.

No one in the sedan was injured, police said.

A portion of eastbound I-70 was closed while crews investigated the crash. It reopened around 6:30 p.m. 

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