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1 killed in head-on crash on Highway 93

A semi-truck and a passenger vehicle were involved in the crash between Highway 72 and Leyden Road.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — One person was killed in a fiery head-on crash Tuesday morning on Highway 93 between Highway 72 and Leyden Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

Highway 93 was closed in both directions after the crash about 7:30 a.m. between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle, said CSP Trooper Josh Lewis.

The highway reopened just after 2:30 p.m.

A Volvo SUV that was going south on Highway 93 crossed the centerline and hit a northbound semi head-on, Lewis said. The driver of the Volvo, a 19-year-old from Commerce City, died in the crash.

A second vehicle behind the Volvo was hit by debris from the crash. The drivers of that vehicle and the semi were not injured, Lewis said.

The semi caught fire in the crash.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning advised people to avoid the area and find alternative routes until the crash was cleared.

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