FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 12-18-2009 Time: 10:00 a.m.
On December 17, 2009 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Colorado State Troopers responded to a fatal crash on southbound E470 near Parker Road in Douglas County. A white 2008 Freightliner street sweeper, actively sweeping the left shoulder and part of the lane was southbound on E470. A silver 2006 Toyota Tacoma was also southbound on E470 before rear ending the street sweeper. After the collision the street sweeper collided with the concrete bridge before both vehicles came to rest.
The restrained driver of the street sweeper has been identified as Paul Mascarenas, age 35 of Commerce City, Colo. The restrained passenger has been identified as Madison Mascarenas, age 12 of Commerce City, Colo. No injuries were sustained.
The unrestrained driver of the Toyota has been identified as Mark Johnson, age 39 of Castle Rock, Colo. Johnson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Douglas County Coroner.
The crash and subsequent investigation led to a closure of southbound E470 for approximately 3 ½ hours.
The crash remains under investigation.
Alcohol or drugs are not suspected as contributing factors.
Next of kin have been notified.