Driver critically injured in head-on crash in Aurora
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AURORA, Colo. - A man was critically injured Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash in in Aurora.
Aurora police said the crash happened at 3:30 p.m. on East Iliff Avenue just west of South Peoria Street.
A Jeep Cherokee was traveling east on Iliff when it crossed the center line and struck a Honda CR-V head on.
The man in the Jeep was not wearing a seatbelt and the vehicle was not equipped with airbags.
"He was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries," Aurora police stated in a release. "As of this time he is alive but it is unknown if he will survive."
Two people in the Honda -- a man and woman -- were wearing seatbelts and the vehicle's air bags deployed. They were seriously injured but are expected to survive.
The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating the accident.
"Excessive speed is not suspected however, we are investigating the possibilities of intoxication and or a mechanical failure," the release stated.
Westbound traffic on East Iliff was closed for about four hours during the on-scene investigation.
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