HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (KDVR) — Two people died, including a child, after a traffic crash Saturday on C-470.
The crash claimed the lives of a 34-year-old man from Littleton and a child, according to Colorado State Patrol. Another child in the vehicle, age 8, suffered serious injuries and a broken arm.
The three were in a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500. Everyone was wearing a seatbelt, CSP said. Photos from the scene show the mangled vehicle in the median.
It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. on C-470 at Lucent Boulevard, CSP said. The express and first lanes were closed while the crash was under investigation.
CSP said speed contributed to the crash. The truck was traveling in the westbound lanes of C-470 at a high rate of speed when it traveled off the left side of the road and hit a cement post, where it eventually rolled onto a cement barrier.
A GoFundMe has been created for the family as they have lost their primary provider and child.