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Three killed, two hurt when car crashes into tree, rolls over

DENVER — Three people were killed and two others seriously injured — all of them men in their 20s — in a single rollover car crash on Sunday night at West Jewell Avenue and South Irving Street.

Police say the driver was speeding, ran a red light and lost control of the car, hitting a tree on the median and rolling over. The car was on its side and the tree was snapped in half.

Police say two of the men died at the scene and one died at the hospital. Two others were seriously injured, with Denver Police saying they had surgery Sunday night but their conditions are unknown. None of the men was wearing seat belts.

“We have a pretty good idea what happened,” Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson said. “But we want to make sure they can verify that. Basically they lost control the vehicle and overcorrected into the tree.”

Police haven’t released the names of the victims, and it’s possible alcohol was a factor.