AURORA, Colo. — One person was killed and two people were critically injured in a rollover car crash just as rush hour started Thursday.
Witnesses told police the female driver of a black Saturn ran a stop sign and crashed into a silver Toyota Camry at Piccadilly Road and Gun Club Road. The Saturn flipped onto its roof and landed on the shoulder. The driver of the Saturn was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The 7-year-old female who was in a car seat in the backseat was found by one of our first responding officers dangling from the seat. He cut her out of there and took her out of the vehicle until rescue could arrive and she was airlifted to Children’s Hospital,” Aurora Police Lt. Michael McClelland said.
Police have identified Charela Ramirez, 22, as the deceased driver in this crash, with her passengers Nicole Seville, 19, and a 7-year-old girl transported in serious but stable condition.
All three passengers in the Toyota were transported to the hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, including driver Parlath Dhaurali, 20, Susma Subadi, 20, Josadha Dhaurali, 74, and a 14-year-old boy already released.
Police do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the crash. It's the 22nd fatal crash in Aurora in 2015, more than all of 2014.
Police hope this will be a sobering reminder for drivers to slow down and pay attention on the roads. and wear proper restraints to reduce potential injury.