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1 dead, others injured in downtown Denver crash Saturday night

Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-04 19:43:28-04

DENVER – One person died and at least two other people were injured in a two-vehicle crash near the Old Spaghetti Factory building in downtown Denver Saturday night.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Lawrence Street and 18th Street. Denver police said the driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene and said others were injured.

Several roads were closed down after the crash. A Denver7 photojournalist captured video of a sedan that was involved in the crash, as well as a white SUV which had rolled on its side and whose top appeared to have been cut off by first responders.

There was also damage to the building on the northwest side of the intersection, which used to house the Old Spaghetti Factory and most recently was home to Urban Putt.

It was not immediately clear what led to the crash, though people living nearby reported hearing cars driving at high rates of speed in the area just beforehand.

DPD spokesperson Kurt Barnes confirmed speed was a factor in the crash on Sunday morning. Barnes said the case would be presented to the district attorney's office to determine if any charges will be filed.

Barnes said no other information was available Sunday morning.