JEFFERSON COUNTY — A vehicle reported stolen in Summit County was one of two involved in a pair of separate but related high speed chases on Colorado freeways Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Nate Reid said that a BMW was reported stolen at around 9:40 a.m. by Silverthorne police. About 10 minutes later, a state patrol trooper saw the BMW headed east on Interstate 70 and tried to pull it over near Idaho Springs.
Instead of pulling over, however, Reid said the BMW sped up and a chase ensued with speeds reaching 110 miles per hour.
While troopers were chasing the BMW, a Chevy Impala somehow got involved in the chase.
Reid said the chase for both stopped at I-70 and Colfax in Denver for safety reasons because traffic was increasing.
The Impala crashed near I-70 and Denver West Boulevard. Reid said a woman got out of wrecked vehicle and fled on foot. As of 11:15 a.m., Reid said authorities had tracked that woman down and taken her into custody.
It’s not clear how the Impala became involved in the chase for the BMW, which got away.
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