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Woman killed after crashing through several Highlands Ranch yards, hitting home

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- A woman was killed after an early-morning crash in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash happened just after 2 a.m. after a woman was traveling southbound on University Boulevard when she lost control of the vehicle.

The sheriff's office said she crashed through several yards and a fence, over a deck and hitting a tree before rolling over and coming to rest next to the side of a house off Rockhampton Way near Highlands Ranch High School.

The family in the home where the vehicle stopped was sleeping when the crash happened. No on inside was injured.

"I just got woken up to some glass breaking," resident Bowen Shouse said. "Didn't know what happened. I thought maybe someone was trying to break in. ...

"I hear my dad yelling, 'What happened?' We started looking around the house. And we came out back and we this car. And we're like, 'Call 911. Call 911.'"

The name and age of the woman were not released. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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