Driver dies in a two-vehicle rollover crash in Aurora

A driver was killed in a rollover crash in Aurora that left others injured, police said Thursday.

Aurora police were investigating the two-vehicle crash at East Iliff Avenue and South Elkhart Street that was reported at 3 p.m. Thursday.

When first responders arrived, they saw an Acura sedan resting on its roof with its 28-year-old driver still inside. The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His passenger, also a male, was able to crawl out of the vehicle. However, the passenger was injured and taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the female driver of the other vehicle involved, a Chevrolet SUV, was treated for her injuries at the scene.

According to investigators’ initial information, the Acura sedan was traveling east on East Iliff Avenue, approaching South Elkhart Street. The driver made an unsafe lane change, causing the rear driver’s side of the Acura to strike the front passenger side of the Chevrolet SUV. Police said the impact caused the Acura to lose control and spin into the center median, where it then rolled onto its roof. It is believed that the driver of the Acura was not wearing a seatbelt. Police said it’s likely that contributed to his death.

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were contributing factors. Part of the investigation will determine the speed of the Acura at the time of the crash.

The identity of the driver will be released by the Arapahoe County coroner’s office once he has been identified and next-of-kin have been notified.

Any witnesses or anyone who may have information may call Aurora police or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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