A driver, apparently wanted on an outstanding felony arrest warrant, fled Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday night, heading south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 where he died in a head-on crash with a semi-truck.
The incident unfolded at about 7:05 p.m. when a deputy tried to stop a vehicle at East Mulberry Street and Greenfield Court in Fort Collins, according to a news release.
The driver, a Fort Collins resident, failed to stop and a check of the fleeing vehicle’s plate showed it to be connected to a man wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.
The deputy pursued the 1993 Lexus sedan east on Mulberry over an I-25 overpass when the Lexus driver turned south onto the northbound exit ramp of the highway. The deputy tried to bump the sedan to a stop but was unsuccessful. At that point the deputy ended the pursuit, the release said.
A short time later the Lexus, going in the wrong direction, crashed head-on into a 1988 Peterbilt truck and trailer, which was in the right-hand lane, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The 49-year-old driver of the Lexus, who was not identified, died at the scene. The truck driver, a 24-year-old North Dakota man, was not injured.
An investigation is ongoing.
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