AURORA, Colo. — Authorities said that alcohol and excessive speed could have contributed to a car accident on southbound E-470 Monday that killed one.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a call came in shortly after noon Monday about a two-vehicle car crash on southbound E-470 near Quincy Avenue.
CSP said a Toyota Highlander was traveling southbound on the roadway when a 2009 Nissan Xterra, also traveling southbound, approached it from behind. The Xterra got too close to the Highlander. It struck the SUV, causing the Xterra to swerve off to the left and roll over four times.
State troopers said the driver of the Xterra was ejected from his car and transported to Parker Evans Hospital in critical condition.
He later died as a result of his injuries.
CSP identified the deceased driver as 35-year-old Dusty Davis of Aurora.
Authorities did not release the names of the occupants of the Highlander. However, they did say the driver of the Toyota SUV was an 80-year-old man from Colorado Springs. He was accompanied by two passengers, a 75-year-old Colorado Springs woman and a 20-year-old man from Nebraska.
None of them were injured in the incident.
CSP said they suspect alcohol and excessive speed could have played a role in the accident, but are waiting on toxicology results to confirm.