Two killed when car crosses painted median on Havana in Aurora, hits another vehicle

AURORA, Colo. - Two people were killed and a third person was hospitalized after a crash in Aurora Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. on southbound Havana near East 1st Avenue.

Aurora police said a silver Lexus was heading northbound on Havana when the driver suddenly veered across the painted median into the southbound lanes.

The Lexus sedan collided with a white SUV that was traveling southbound.

"The impact spun the SUV and the sedan rolled over, landing on its roof, " police said.

The driver of the Lexus was transported to the hospital but he did not survive. The passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Lt. Jeff Turner with Aurora police. Both men are believed to be in their 30s.

A woman in the SUV was taken to the hospital. Police say her injuries are not life-threatening.

Police say the occupants of the sedan were not wearing seat belts and investigators believe excessive speed may have also been a factor in the crash.

The driver of the SUV was wearing her seatbelt. 

"At this time we do not know why the sedan veered to the left," police said.

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