Highway 93 is reopened between mile markers 10 and 12 after being closed for over four hours Wednesday evening for the investigation of a fatal crash.
At 4:24 p.m. a 2009 Subaru Outback station wagon was northbound on Highway 93 near mile marker 10 when it tried to pass a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe that was going the same direction, Colorado State Patrol reports. That area is a no-passing zone.
A 2006 Jaguar two-door was southbound in the same area, at the same time.
The Subaru tried to return to the northbound side behind the Hyundai, but hit the rear of the SUV. After hitting the Hyundai, the Subaru went back into the southbound lane and struck the Jaguar head-on.
The Subaru rolled over and landed on its roof in the middle of the roadway. The Jaguar crossed the northbound lane and struck the guardrail on the east side of the roadway.
AIRTRACKER7 flew over the accident, which happened along Highway 93 between Highway 72 and 104th Avenue. The helicopter's camera showed one vehicle the upside-down Subaru and a long skid mark along the road.
The Jaguar was stopped in the shoulder of the Highway. It was badly bent and damaged.
The driver of the Jaguar, a 61-year-old from Littleton, died on the scene. She is not being identified until State Patrol is able to notify her family.
The driver of the Subaru was identified as Michael McCoy, 21, of Denver. He was taken to Boulder Community Hospital with minor injuries.
The man driving the Hyundai and his two passengers were uninjured.
The Colorado State Patrol says the investigation into the crash is continuing.