AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A single car crash on East Alameda Avenue and South Lima Street killed an adult male and left another adult in critical condition on Saturday night, according to the Aurora Police Department.
APD and Aurora Fire responded to the accident at 7:45 p.m. where they found a white Chrysler 300 partially in the street. Two victims had been removed from the vehicle by good Samaritans.
“It’s scary to see, it’s scary to hold it in your hands,” one of the good Samaritans, Skyler Sefic said. “I’m mourning a guy I never met I spent an intimate moment with him yesterday and I was very invested in his survival.”
Another good Samaritan, Brittani Mulei, said they ran over as soon as they saw the crash. “We started to run this way and that’s when we found the car and the passenger.”
“We found the passenger half in the car and we could see fire building in the engine compartment and it was pretty obvious he was in dire need of help,” Sefic said.
Both were transported to a local hospital where the adult male passenger died. The driver of the vehicle remains in critical condition.
According to APD: “It appears that the Chrysler 300 was traveling west on E. Alameda Ave. and hit the north curb/gutter pan, the vehicle drove up on the sidewalk, lost control and struck a tree on the north side of the street.”
Speed and alcohol may be contributing factors, according to APD.
APD Traffic Investigations Unit is working the scene but are asking for anyone with information or that witnessed the accident to call Detective Chad Berger at 303-739-6623.