Police chase ends with crash, shutting down 104th in Thornton Tuesday

Thornton police are warning that 104th Avenue in Thornton will be closed for an extended period of time Tuesday, after a pursuit ended in a crash.

Authorities say Brighton police first engaged a suspect’s vehicle and asked Thornton police for help. The chase ended after Thornton PD got involved. An officer’s patrol car was hit in the crash. The suspect’s vehicle rolled onto its side.

A man, woman and the police officer were taken to the hospital, according to police.

The two-car crash has shut down 104th Avenue from Riverdale Road to Colorado Boulevard.

The Colorado Department of Transportation first reported the wreck before 4 a.m.

Drivers should detour around the area with an alternate route like 120th Avenue or 88th Avenue.

Police have not yet said why they were in pursuit of the suspect.

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