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Rollover crash in Aurora leaves 1 dead, 1 injured Saturday

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Posted at 4:55 PM, May 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-20 18:55:31-04

AURORA, Colo. – A rollover crash Saturday afternoon left one person dead and another one injured, the Aurora Police Department said.

Officials said that a blue, 2001 Nissan Maxima was speeding as it was going west on East Arapahoe Road before it swerved from the right lane to the center lane and back to the right lane, striking a curb and losing control.

The Maxima then went across the road, struck the center median and went airborne where it flipped and landed on its roof, according to a spokesperson from the police department.

The driver of the vehicle, a 27-year-old man, sustained serious injuries from the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment. A male passenger of the same age was also taken to a hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Their names are not being released at this time, police said.

“It appears that speed and alcohol are both factors in this crash,” the Aurora police spokesperson said in a press release.

Westbound East Arapahoe Road was closed at South Gartrell Road during the investigation.