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Man walking on I-25 hit, killed by vehicle, Thornton police say

Police closed Interstate 25 southbound at 84th Avenue to investigate the incident on Saturday morning. All lanes have reopened.
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THORNTON, Colo. — Interstate 25 southbound was closed for about an hour Saturday morning as the Thornton Police Department (TPD) investigated a deadly crash between a vehicle and a man walking on the interstate, police said in a Tweet.

TPD said they received a report sometime after 9 a.m. of a man intentionally walking on the interstate. The crash then occurred about 9:30 a.m., near the I-25 exit for 84th Avenue, a police spokesman said.

The pedestrian died in the crash, TPD said. It appeared that the vehicle did not intend to hit the man and that witnesses were being interviewed at the scene, the spokesman said.

The identity of the pedestrian will be released later by the Adams County Coroner's Office.

The incident was under investigation, police said.

All lanes of I-25 southbound reopened after 11:45 a.m. Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, Thornton police said to expect delays and recommended that drivers use alternate routes.

Updates to this story will be provided as more information is made available. 

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