**Fatal**: Wrong-Way Driver Killed in E-470 Crash in Thornton, Colorado, Multiple Injuries Reported

Thornton, Colorado – A fatal crash on E-470 in Thornton, Colorado, resulted in the death of a wrong-way driver and injuries to several others, according to Colorado State Patrol. The incident occurred near York Street in Thornton shortly before 5 p.m., with multiple individuals being transported to the hospital. Initially, Colorado State Patrol reported two fatalities, but later revised the count to one deceased individual.

The deceased wrong-way driver, identified as an 86-year-old Loveland man, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. In addition to the fatality, three other individuals sustained injuries ranging from moderate to severe, including a 27-year-old woman who was also not wearing a seatbelt. Four individuals in another vehicle involved in the crash escaped without any injuries.

Following the accident, E-470 was closed for several hours but was reopened in both directions by 8:45 p.m. Aerial footage from Copter4 showed the aftermath of the crash, involving two SUVs, a minivan, and a sedan. Multiple emergency responders were on the scene, with traffic brought to a standstill.

Further details about the incident, including the identities of the victims, have not been disclosed by authorities. The crash serves as a somber reminder of the importance of seatbelt use and safe driving practices to prevent tragic accidents like this one. Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the fatal crash on E-470.