Innocent man killed when car driven by robbery suspects crashes into his vehicle

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — A man died Friday afternoon after the car he was driving was hit by a vehicle with three robbery suspects inside.

According to the Lakewood Police Department, officers were called to Ulta Beauty on Wadsworth Boulevard just before 2 p.m. Friday while a robbery was in progress.

When officers arrived, the suspects fled in a red Mitsubishi Galant. The suspects traveled at a high rate of speed, according to police, before crashing into a Honda Civic at the intersection of West First Avenue and Harlan Street.

The driver of the Civic, a man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The three people from the suspected robbers’ vehicle were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

“We were not chasing at the time of the crash. We were not in pursuit at that time,” said LPD Agent Louis Strube.

The names of the victim and suspects have not yet been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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