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One person killed, three injured in crash on I-76 frontage road in Brighton

fatal crash I-76 frontage road in Brighton 12-28-23
fatal crash I-76 frontage road in Brighton 12-28-23
Posted at 4:18 PM, Dec 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-29 18:54:57-05

BRIGHTON, Colo. — One person was killed and three people were injured in a crash on the eastbound Interstate 76 frontage road in Brighton.

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The Brighton Police Department said based on its initial investigation, a 40-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Equinox with three passengers eastbound on I-76. Police said he was speeding.

The driver veered off the right side of the road and the car went airborne. It rolled over the frontage road into an electrical transformer box, police said.

When police arrived, they found that one of the passengers, identified as a 26-year-old man from Aurora, was deceased.

The other two passengers, as well as the driver, were transported to the hospital. One of the passengers, a 30-year-old man, later died at the hospital.

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Neither of the passengers who died have been identified.

Police said the driver did not show signs of impairment.

"Officers believe at least two of the occupants were not wearing seatbelts, and that excessive speed is a contributing factor," police said.

This investigation is ongoing and no other details were available.

The frontage road was shut down between 160th and 168th avenues as investigators processed the scene. The roadway has since reopened.

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