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Two people killed, 2 seriously injured in Commerce City crash

Posted at 11:45 AM, Sep 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-18 13:49:16-04

Editor's note: This story has been updated after the Commerce City Police Department issued a correction Monday morning.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Police in Commerce City are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that happened Friday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on Highway 2 and E. 72 Avenue, according to the Commerce City Police Department (CCPD).

A 38-year-old driver died immediately at the scene and her 56-year-old passenger, who was a friend, later died at the hospital, police said. The driver's 9-year-old son is in critical condition.

The crash happened when the 38-year-old driver was making a left turn off Highway 2 onto E. 72nd Avenue. A 17-year-old driver of another car, which was headed southbound on Highway 2, crashed into the car, police said.

The teen was seriously injured and is still hospitalized as of Monday morning.

The CCPD is continuing to investigate this crash to determine if charges are appropriate.

None of the involved people have been identified.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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