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Two people in vehicle dead after fiery crash into Centennial parking garage

Witnesses told deputies that vehicle was involved in a street race and going over 100 mph at time of the crash
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Posted at 2:33 PM, Jun 18, 2023

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A driver and passenger of a vehicle are dead after a fiery crash into a parking garage in Centennial Sunday, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

The single-vehicle crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on E. Dry Creek Road between S. Yosemite Street and S. Alton Way, the sheriff’s office said in a social media post.

The sheriff’s office tweeted that the driver of the vehicle lost control and struck a parking garage behind the Arrow Electronics building.

After the crash, the vehicle burst into flames, the sheriff’s office said.

The male passenger was transported to the hospital where he later died. The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

An investigation into what caused the incident is ongoing. However, multiple witnesses told deputies that two vehicles were racing each other on eastbound E. Dry Creek Road at the time of the crash.

Witnesses said the vehicle that crashed into the parking structure was going more than 100 mph before the collision. It’s unclear if the parking structure was significantly damaged.

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