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I-225 northbound closed at South Parker Road for fatal crash

The crash happened Monday morning, causing detours of northbound traffic.

AURORA, Colo. β€” One person was killed in a crash that closed lanes of northbound I-225 on Monday morning.

At about 6:15 a.m., officers from the Aurora Police Department (APD) responded to a crash on I-225 near South Parker Road.

APD said a Dodge Charger drove onto the interstate at East Iliff Avenue going southbound in the northbound lanes. The Dodge struck the passenger side of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and continued traveling against traffic until the Dodge hit a Mazda SUV head-on, according to APD.

The driver of the Dodge died at the scene and the driver of the Mazda was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition with life-threatening injuries, police said. The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.

Police believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office after next of kin have been notified.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the incident, is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

Northbound traffic was diverted onto Parker Road as crews investigated the crash Monday morning and into the afternoon. APD did not have an estimate on how long northbound lanes of the interstate would be closed.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) advises motorists to take alternate routes.

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