Photo: Colorado Boulevard reopened after car-taxi accident that killed one, injured five

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Only hours prior to the start of the Monday morning commute, a fatal accident took place at one of Denver's busiest surface-street intersections: Colorado Boulevard and 17th Avenue.

One individual involved in the crash died as a result of the collision, while five other people were taken to nearby hospitals.

Here's the first Denver Police Department tweet about the deadly incident, which reportedly took place early this morning.

By the way, SBI stands for "serious bodily injury." But according to 7News, a total of five people actually were hurt and required hospitalization.

Here's a Twitpic from the scene tweeted by 7News:

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According to 7News, the taxi's driver was the person fatally injured. The station puts the time of the accident at shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, while 9News says it took place at approximately 12:45 a.m.

The intersection was impacted in both directions for hours. Moments ago, however, the Denver police tweeted this:

We'll update this post when more information becomes available. In the meantime, here's a report from 7News:

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Video: See SUV that killed kids Za May Khan, Az Zet Khan in 14th and Yosemite hit-and-run."


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5 comments
saneammar1
saneammar1

Rest in peace Junior. You will be greatly missed by your fellow Yellow Cab Drivers.

Kipper Kelley
Kipper Kelley

this is so scary because i took a cab home from the airport around midnight last night, so im super worried that this could've been my driver! thinking about all the families involved. :(

Kipper Kelley
Kipper Kelley

YES! i go thru this intersection every morning!!! eeep!

Tyler Hill
Tyler Hill

what about the motorcycle accedent on 36?

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