Jason Soodsma, 41, dead and others injured in head-on two-vehicle crash on East Iliff Avenue and South Quebec Street in Aurora, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:43am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2-vehicle, head-on crash in Arapahoe County kills 1; alcohol suspected

Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in a fatal, head-on two-vehicle crash in Arapahoe County early Tuesday.

Deadly head-on crash at Iliff and Quebec: Driver who crossed median ran from scene

"We were coming down the street here and I was texting and my head was down and I looked up and the car was out of control," Elam said. "We jumped the median and hit the other car. We flipped a couple of times, that's all I really remember. I just hope everybody's okay."

Alcohol Suspected In Early Morning Fatal Car Crash In Aurora

Jeremy Brown, 22, faces several charges, including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was arrested after running from the scene.

Man Accused Of Driving Drunk In Fatal Crash Apologizes To Victim’s Family

The crash killed the driver of the other vehicle involved, identified as 41-year-old Jason Soodsma. Brown is out on bond and spoke briefly with CBS4’s Rahel Solomon. He apologized to the victim’s family but said he didn’t want to comment further until he hires a lawyer.

Suspected DUI driver flees fatal crash

After the crash, troopers said Brown got out of his flipped over car and fled on foot. The injured 22-year-old didn't get too far. Police found him nearby a short time later and arrested him.

Just after midnight at the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Quebec Street two cars collided head-on. The driver who caused the crash, 22-year-old Jeremy Brown, fled the scene on foot, but was later caught by authorities and taken to jail. At least one person was killed in the accident. The area around where the accident occured was closed as authorities investigated.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jeremy Quincy Brown
Jason Soodsma
City: 
Aurora, CO
Area: 
Denver, CO

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