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2 dead, 2 seriously injured in single-vehicle crash on I-76 in Brighton

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Posted at 10:11 AM, Aug 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 16:02:29-04

BRIGHTON, Colo. — Two people were killed and two others seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 76 in Brighton Saturday morning.

It happened in the eastbound lanes near the East 144th Avenue interchange, according to a Brighton police tweet sent around 9 a.m.

Police said two women and two men were in the vehicle when it crashed. A woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. A man died on the way to the hospital.

Brighton police said Tuesday the people were driving from New York to Arizona and that three of the four people inside were ejected from the vehicle.

The two other occupants, a man and a woman, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

Those two people remained hospitalized Tuesday with serious injuries but were stable.

A photo from the scene shows the vehicle resting upside down with debris scattered along the side of the highway.

The highway was closed in the area while police investigated.

Police said Tuesday the initial investigation has uncovered that it is possible fatigue and drugs were factors in the crash.