2 dead after crashing into Colo. fire station during police chase

A man and woman in an allegedly stolen vehicle were killed in the crash early Thursday morning


Kirk Mitchell
The Denver Post

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A man and woman were killed after crashing an allegedly stolen vehicle into a Westminster fire station during a police chase early Thursday morning, authorities said.

The identities of the dead have not been released pending identification of the suspects and notification of family members, according to a Westminster Police Department news release.

At about 2:12 a.m., a Westminster police officer reported that he was following a stolen vehicle near 120th Avenue and Mariposa Street, the news release said.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle but it continued going, turning onto Federal Boulevard and heading south. Officers set a spiked stick designed to puncture the stolen vehicle’s tires and disable it near 112th Avenue but the suspects kept going, the release said.

Police continued to follow the vehicle until it entered a neighborhood near 99th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. Officers began slowing down as the suspects kept going onto Lowell Boulevard until it reportedly crashed into a Westminster Fire Station at 9140 Lowell Blvd., the news release said.

Both people inside the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, the release said.

No firefighters who were inside the fire station were injured as a result of the crash.

Lowell Boulevard was closed between 90th Avenue and 92nd Avenue and will remain closed for several hours while the investigation is continuing, the release said.

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