DENVER — A man who died in a crash on Interstate 70 Friday morning was not wearing a seat belt, Aurora police said.
The victim was driving a Hyundai and crashed into the rear of a Toyota around 8:40 a.m. just past the Pena Boulevard ext.
The driver of the Toyota only suffered minor injuries, said Lt. Jeff Turner of Aurora police. The driver of the Hyundai was taken to a local hospital and later died, he said.
The westbound lanes of I-70 were closed for several hours while police investigated the crash and cleared the scene.
“The Aurora Police reminds drivers that wearing a seat belt is required by law and this accident demonstrates the need and benefit of doing so,” Turner said in a statement.