AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A 58-year-old man died after losing control of his vehicle and ending up wedged under a semitrailer Saturday night on Interstate 225 in Aurora, police said.
The Aurora Police Department said around 10:50 p.m., the man was driving a Lexus sedan recklessly while southbound on I-225 near the E. Mississippi Avenue exit.
He was driving at a high speed and attempted to pass another vehicle on the right shoulder.
He lost control and drove up the right grass embankment before veering back onto the road and under a semitrailer, police said.
The driver of the semi was not injured.
Southbound I-225 was closed for over six hours following the crash but was reopened shortly after 5 a.m.
APD said this is the 10th traffic-related death in Aurora this year.