The road racing suspect who blocked I-225 in Aurora was later hit by the car and killed – CBS Denver
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) Aurora Police identified two suspects in connection with the road race that blocked Interstate 225 in March. However, one, Anthony Corona, was killed in a crash in Broomfield on April 4. The other suspect is a teenager, so his name and photo will not be released.
On March 8, Aurora police announced that up to 800 vehicles were blocked on I-225 after road racers took over the freeway.
“I-225 south from Alameda to Colfax is blocked as road racers block and disrupt traffic,” tweeted the Aurora Police Department.
The juvenile suspect was issued a state subpoena with compulsory court appearances for reckless driving, driving license disqualification and speeding issues.
Investigators planned to charge 21-year-old Anthony Corona on seven charges, including reckless endangerment, obstruction of a freeway, and improper incarceration – for “victims trapped on I-225”.
However, Corona was hit and killed by a car while walking on East Interstate 25 Frontage Road between Highway 7 and County Road 6 at 8:30 p.m. on April 4.
According to investigators, Corona and a woman were driving home from a Denver baseball game and got into an argument. The woman said Corona stopped, got out of the car and started walking north.
The driver who met Corona stayed at the scene and police said he was not impaired and not distracted at the time of the accident.