DENVER, Colorado – A man stole a tractor-trailer and led police from three different agencies on a wild chase. Multiple injuries, and numerous damaged vehicles – including two police cars, over the weekend in the northeast of Denver. The Denver truck crash resulted in many issues for the city.
Police have not yet identified the suspect who apparently stole the rig in the city of Sterling Saturday.
- 4 people treated for injuries, including a police officer
- 10 vehicles were damaged or destroyed
- a pedestrian was almost run down in a travel plaza
- More damages include a power pole, street signs, trees, and curbs
The mayhem ended in the city of Brush when the suspect leaped from the still-moving truck and ran into a house. The homeowner subdued the homeowner. Soon the police came in and arrested the suspect. After they treated the suspect for minor injuries in a hospital, they held the suspect in the Morgan County jail.
Police organizations involved in the Denver truck crash posted details of the event on their Facebook pages:
Law enforcement chased the truck through Brush and west on Highway 34, striking another vehicle and injuring that driver. The truck continued to Barlow Road in Fort Morgan. An officer sustained an injury after the truck rammed a police car at Riverview Avenue. The officer sustained an injury.
Continuing east on I-76, the truck exited the interstate at Hospital Road, and drove through Love’s Truck Stop. They nearly hit a pedestrian, before continuing down Hospital Road to Mill Street.
At the Brush Middle School, the truck attempted to run down a Brush Police officer, who fired at the driver. The truck rammed and destroyed that officer’s unoccupied patrol car. A Denver truck crash is never a good thing.
As the truck turned south on Colorado Avenue, it drove into the oncoming lanes of traffic and struck a northbound car head-on, injuring both occupants.
The driver jumped from the moving semi in the 800 Block of Custer Street and it crashed into two parked vehicles in a front yard. The driver ran into a house at that location but soon offers took the suspect into custody.
Law enforcement also fired on the driver on Highway 34 and inside Brush as they attempted to prevent him from injuring people.