Police: Speeding driver crashes, dies near Colorado State University

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - A crash one block from Colorado State University in Fort Collins Thursday night took the life of a driver.

Fort Collins police told 7NEWS a man driving westbound on Prospect Road was speeding when he rear-ended a car that was stopped to turn onto a side street at about 10:50 p.m. 

The man's vehicle spun out and hit a tree, killing the man, police said.

Michael Dziendziel, 42, was identified Friday as the driver who died after his Ford Crown Victoria hit crashed.

Emma Kimball, 22, a CSU student from Fruita, Colo., and Sanaz Ghajarrahimi, 27, of Foster City, Calif., were in the Dodge Neon hit by the Dziendziel vehicle, according to a news release from Fort Collins Police.  

Ghajarrahimi was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Kimball was transported by ambulance.

Police believe speed contributed to the crash, and they are investigating whether Dziendziel was driving while intoxicated, according to a news release.  They're awaiting the results blood tests from an autopsy. 



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