Head-on car crash: 2 dead, 2 hurt in Aurora

Posted at 11:29 AM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-03 17:21:55-04

Two people have now died following a Saturday head-on collision near Buckley Air Force Base. 

Officers with the Aurora Police Department confirmed the first death shortly after the accident. Aurora Fire Rescue confirmed the second death Sunday morning.

A sedan was traveling eastbound at around 8:40 a.m. on 6th Avenue between Picadilly and Tower Roads when it crossed over the middle lane to pass another vehicle. The vehicle then collided with an SUV going westbound, according to Aurora Police Sgt. Chris Carleton.  

Three people were inside the sedan at the time, Carleton said. One of the occupants died and the other was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the SUV was also taken to a hospital. It's unclear in which vehicle the second deceased victim was in at the time of the crash. 

At this time, the crash does not "appear to be criminal in nature," Carleton said. He added it appears the driver didn't see the SUV when deciding to cross into oncoming traffic.

The roads were closed for quite some time as police investigated the fatal crash. 


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