DENVER (KDVR) — Police are holding 49-year-old Patrick Layden for a vehicular homicide investigation following a Saturday afternoon crash that left a man dead, and sent a child to the hospital.
According to the probable cause statement, Layden was traveling west at a “high rate of speed” along W. 32nd Avenue, approaching the intersection with Lowell Boulevard.
Layden crossed the double yellow line and passed a vehicle before entering the intersection, running a red light, and hitting a car, according to police reports. The force of the impact sent both cars further west down W. 32nd Avenue, and hit seven parked cars.
A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department says the child is still in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Court documents show Layden has a history of traffic violations and DUIs.