2 killed in Aurora crashes; Suspected drunk driver survives crash that killed passenger

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Aurora traffic investigators said two people are dead after two separate fatal crashes on Saturday.

Alcohol is suspected to have been a factor in one of the crashes.

Around midnight, Aurora police responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of North Airport Boulevard and East 6th Avenue. When police got to the scene, they found a damaged Ford SUV and a Nissan Sedan.

Police said the front passenger inside of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver was taken to a hospital with a broken leg.

The driver of the Ford SUV was not injured.

Traffic investigators believe that the Nissan was traveling northbound on Airport Boulevard and didn’t stop at a red light. The Nissan struck the Ford, which was traveling eastbound on 6th Avenue. 

Alcohol consumption by the driver of the Nissan is believed to be a contributing factor in this case. He remains hospitalized due to his injuries.

Then just before 8 a.m., Aurora police closed eastbound East Colfax Avenue at Oswego street due to a one-car fatal crash. Police have not released further details of that crash.

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