3 Die In Rollover Accident On I-25

Authorities said alcohol and speed may be factors in a crash on an Interstate 25 off-ramp north of downtown Denver that killed three people and seriously injured one early Saturday.

Colorado State Patrol investigators said a 2004 Subaru Impreza with four people inside was traveling at speeds in excess of 85 mph.

CSP said the car was initially stopped down the road at DUI check-point near 1-25 and Park Ave. Authorities said the car sped through the checkpoint and ran over orange cones as the car fled the scene.

The car then exited at 58th Avenue on the northbound ramp. It went through the intersection, hitting a raised island and median, before going over a wall on the north side of 58th Avenue and rolling.

Killed were the driver, 22-year-old James Thomas from Westminster and two female passengers, Melissa Burns, 18, and Daniella Devores, 22, both from Broomfield.

A Broomfield teenager, Nicholas Palmer, 19, was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. He is listed as critical.

All four were wearing seat belts.

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