AURORA, Colo. - A six-week-old infant and her mother were injured early Monday morning when their car was hit by a Jeep on South Parker Road at Lehigh Avenue.
A red Jeep hit the back of a Dodge Caliber around 2:15 a.m. on South Parker Road at Lehigh Avenue, according to Lt. Chuck DeShazer, the traffic section commander for the Aurora Police Department.
The driver of the Jeep was identified as William Page, III, 21, of Denver. He was thrown from the vehicle and taken to the hospital where he is currently in the ICU with serious injuries.
The driver of the Dodge was identified by DeShazer as Shalimar McComas, 35, of Aurora. She was treated and released and is now at the hospital with her little girl.
McComas had just dropped her husband off at work in Parker and was returning home when the crash happened, DeShazer said.
The infant, who was in a car seat, is named Lizbeth McComas. She is six-weeks-old and is currently in the ICU. DeShazer said the girl had "a possible closed-head injury."
Police believe the driver of the jeep was speeding.
"We have one witness who indicated as the Jeep passed her at Quincy, she was doing 55, she estimated the speed of the Jeep at 100 (mph)," said Lt. DeShazer.
The posted speed limit is 45 mph.
All northbound lanes of Parker Road were closed at East Quincy Avenue for seven hours.
DeShazer said there is no information of any relationship between the two drivers.
Editor's note: Lt. DeShazer corrected the gender of the infant in a press release issued around 11:15 a.m.