Loved ones gather to honor victims of deadly car crash

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DENVER -- Dozens of people gathered late Monday to mourn the loss of five people killed in a fiery car crash early Sunday morning in Arapahoe County.

Loved ones paid their respects near downtown Denver at Commons Park.

A cousin of two of the victims organized the vigil as a chance for loved ones to come together to offer emotional support.

Meanwhile, state investigators are still trying to learn more about what might have caused the crash.

"When I found out, I went into shock," said Manuella Castaneda, a cousin of two of the victims. "I didn't believe it. I cried for a little bit, and then last night, it hit me all at once."

One day after the single-vehicle crash, candles were lit for the five people killed. Two of them are brothers, according to family members.

Levi and Angelo Andazola were young men with dreams and goals. Both were known for their happiness and being outgoing.

"I could not imagine it," family member Christina Castaneda said. "It just feels heartbreaking. It's really heartbreaking to have a whole life ahead of them."

The Colorado State Patrol pointed to speed as a factor in the crash. Troopers are still investigating to see what, if anything else, might have caused the vehicle to roll and catch fire.

"[Young drivers] need to understand that there are parents at home that worry about their kids," Castaneda said. "Look what happened. Just for one little mistake."

Troopers said Monday they were still waiting on an official report from the coroner's office.

A memorial fund was established for Levi and Angelo Andazola.

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