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Driver who died after head-on collision on I-70 in Aurora identified

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-27 17:04:37-05

AURORA, Colo. – A driver who died after crashing their sedan head-on into a semi on Interstate 70 in Aurora early Friday morning has been identified by the Colorado State Patrol.

Nathaniel Hicks, 38, was killed when he drove the wrong way on I-70, slamming his 1998 Honda Civic into a semi-tanker truck at about 3 a.m. Friday, according to CSP Trooper Gary Cutler.

CSP investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor in the crash, Cutler said.

The driver of the semi, a 47-year-old man, was taken to a hospital and released.

Cutler said investigators are still trying to determine where (which on/off ramp) or how Hicks entered I-70 driving the wrong way.