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One teenager killed, three others injured in Fort Lupton car crash

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — One teenager was killed and three others were injured early Tuesday morning when the vehicle they were riding in lost control and slammed into a parked van, the Fort Lupton Police Department said.

Fort Lupton Police Chief Ken Poncelow said one of the injured teenagers was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Aurora and the other two were transported to local hospitals in ambulances.

One of the two 14-year-old passengers in the back seat died in the crash that happened about 2 a.m. at Park Avenue and Ninth Street. The car slammed into a van and ended up in a yard, and investigators believe the driver was going too fast around a corner and lost control.

The names of the victims have not been released, pending notification of next of kin. Besides the two 14-year-olds in the back seat, the driver was 16 years old and the passenger in the front seat was 12, police said.