Cab driver killed, 4 others injured in Monday morning crash

3:47 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - Denver Police say a taxi was hit at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard and was thrown about half of a block, killing the cab driver and injuring four others.

Denver Police say the Buick was speeding when it ran a red light, hitting the cab at 12:45 a.m.

One person riding in the cab was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Three people from the Buick were also taken to the hospital with serious bodily injuries.

The intersection was closed for about five hours while police investigated the cause of the crash.

The cab driver worked for Yellow Cab.

Yellow Cab general manager Randy Jensen told 9NEWS the driver was 29 years old and had worked for the company for over three years.

9NEWS is choosing not to release the name of the victim at this time because not all of his family has been notified. 

"He was a great driver, loved coming to work, always smiling, always jovial, he enjoyed what he did" Jensen said. "This is truly unfortunate." 

Denver Police say no one has been cited in the crash yet.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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