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I-225 ramp closed for fatal crash involving moving truck

The preliminary investigation suggests the driver had a medical incident, according to Aurora Police.

AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department (APD) said it was investigating a fatal crash Monday morning involving a moving truck.

Officers responded to a call about a single-vehicle crash at 8:12 a.m. at the off-ramp to northbound Interstate 225 from East Colfax Avenue, according to an APD spokesman.

A 20-foot-long moving truck hauling a trailer with a car on it drove off the right side of eastbound Colfax and struck the I-225 overpass abutment. The truck continued eastbound for another 50 feet and struck a sign pole.

The driver was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, but preliminary information suggested that the driver had a medical episode, APD said. Neither speed nor alcohol were thought to be contributing factors, APD said.

The trailer was blocking the off-ramp from northbound I-225 to Colfax, and the off-ramp was closed for a time, according to police. It has since reopened.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will release the victim's identity after notification of next of kin.

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