One dead, several injured in series of wrecks involving more than 100 vehicles

Jim Gould
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:25pm

One person is dead in Denver after a series of wrecks involving more than 100 vehicles.

"It happened so fast."

"Cars were whipping up the snow."

"It was like a wall of red and then everybody started spinning,"

A weekend commute on an icy I-25 quickly turns into a driving nightmare.

"Cars hitting and hitting and hitting each other, you didn't move, you didn't dare move."

A chain reaction involving more than 100 vehicles.

Rescuers pull victims from the mangled metal and load them onto nearby ambulances.

"This is a very difficult scene, it's scattered over a long distance under difficult conditions and we're doing everything we can to get people safe," said Scott Bookman, Chief Paramedic at Denver Health.

Police have confirmed that one person was killed.

According to witnesses, a woman inside a red car, its top peeled back and lodged partway under a semi, was dead by the time help arrived.

"I saw the guy get out and he blood all over him, then they told us there was a lady in there too that didn't make it."

At Denver Health, ambulances arrive with the badly injured. At least 20 people, some of which were children.

"I don't have any specifics on injuries, I can tell you we've transported adults, we've transported children, I can't give you any ages. I can't give you any specifics at this time. We're still trying to gather information," said Bookman.  


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