A truck driver potentially faces vehicular homicide charges in the fiery and fatal crash near Denver on Thursday, police said. At least 28 vehicles were involved in the incident — 24 cars and four semis. The driver has been taken into custody.
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A runaway semi plowed into stopped traffic near Denver, igniting a fiery crash that included a dozen cars and three semis. Multiple people were killed, authorities said.
In addition to an unknown number of fatalities, at least six people were hospitalized with injuries following the crash on Interstate 70 on Thursday, according to the Lakewood Police Department. The driver of the semi was among those injured.
The semi hit cars stuck in a jam due to evening rush hour and a prior crash farther ahead, Lakewood Police Agent Ty Countryman said.