WESTMINSTER — Police suspect drugs or alcohol may have contributed to a fatal wrong way crash that kept a major Denver-area highway closed for much of the morning rush hour Wednesday.
U.S. Highway 36 was shut down for about five hours after a Ford sport utility vehicle crashed head on into an Acura coupe in Westminster. A man riding in the SUV died and three other people from both vehicles were taken to the hospital.
The deadly crash came a day after a new bus driver made a wrong turn into Denver's one-way, high-speed traffic lane during rush-hour traffic. The bus came to an abrupt stop and didn't cause any crashes.
Road signs are being changed to prevent something similar from happening again.