GOLDEN, Colo. — Police in Golden said the person killed in a head-on crash involving a suspected drunk driver was a 73-year-old woman.
The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the intersection of Highway 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Road. Margaret Braun of Littleton was sitting in the right rear passenger of a Hyundai Santa Fe when the vehicle was struck by a Ford Expedition. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other three passengers in the Hyundai survived — two 76-year-olds and a 75-year-old — and two of them remain in the hospital as of Monday.
Police said the investigation confirmed that the driver of the Hyundai was driving around 30-35 mph. The suspected DUI driver in the Ford was driving about 45 to 50 mph when he crossed over the double yellow line and struck the Hyundai.
Golden police and other emergency personnel responded to the crash.
Witnesses said they saw a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 93 without headlights on and watched it cross over the center line and hit a car traveling southbound head-on.
Police arrested 29-year-old William Lenox, who was not injured in the crash. He was arrested for multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and careless driving resulting in death.
He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.