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DUI suspected in rollover crash near Aurora that left 1 teen dead

Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 14:40:05-04

A 15-year-old died in a rollover crash early Monday on Interstate 70 and authorities suspect the driver of the car, a 17-year-old, may have been under the influence at the time.

Master Trooper Gary Cutler with Colorado State Patrol said the crash occurred at 1:54 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near Smith Road near Aurora.

A 15-year-old boy died at the scene, he said. Two others were transported to a hospital.

The driver is a 17-year-old. Cutler said they suspect the driver was under the influence.

Eastbound I-70 was closed for several hours early Monday for the investigation. It reopened at 5:23 a.m.

No other details were available Monday morning.