Two cars were traveling westbound on East Colfax Avenue near Macon Street in the left lane when a man suspected of drunk driving was traveling eastbound on the wrong side of the road.Investigators said excessive speed was suspected as a factor in the crash.
A 17-year-old boy was killed after the car he was driving was slammed into by the driver of an SUV, later identified as Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, 40, who is suspected of running a red light at a high rate of speed, Aurora Police said Monday morning.
The accident happened about 12:15 a.m. at East Colfax Avenue and Dayton Street, closing Colfax for 5 1/2 hours. Aurora Police later identified the teen as Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino of Aurora.
Dozens of people, including family and friends of the young man, gathered to remember him late Monday night at the scene of the crash.
A single-vehicle crash with injury has traffic on I-225 in Aurora tied into a knot.
The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. when the driver of an SUV tried to get on I-225 northbound, from the Parker Road ramp, and the vehicle slammed into a jersey barrier, said Lt. Jeff Turner, an Aurora Police Department spokesman.
The force of the collision, which was in a construction zone, pushed the barrier into a traffic lane.
The driver of the SUV was taken to a local hospital with injuries, which do not appear to be life threatening, Turner said.
Aurora police are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident.
The accident happened just after 10 p.m. on Friday at East Quincy and Buckley. Police say a Mazda minivan ran a red light and crashed into a Toyota SUV. The crash caused the minivan to veer into a crosswalk where a man was walking.
The victim is in critical condition with life threatening injures.
Neither of the drivers were hurt and both cars stayed on scene.