Edward Gates IV, dies from being struck by car driven by Maria Ortega in Commerce City, CO

Modified Date: 
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 4:38pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Road rage incident turns deadly when third driver strikes fighter

While they were fighting, the Range Rover driven by Ortega, traveling eastbound, came upon the scene and struck one of the men, police say.

Man involved in fight on I-270 hit, killed by SUV

Police say the victim was hit after the accident on Interstate 270 at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. His name and age have not been released.

Police ID man killed by suspected DUI driver while fighting on highway in road rage incident

"There were several vehicles in the area during the incident," Rasmussen said. "We're asking anyone who witnessed either incident (the road rage or fatal accident) to contact the Commerce City Police Department at 303-289-3626.
Ortega failed a roadside sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The man who was not struck by the car was taken in for questioning and released without charges.
People Involved: 
Maria Ortega
Edward Gates IV,
Denver, CO

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