A woman is dead after a crash on E. 56th Avenue Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 7 a.m. near Joliet Street.

Denver police say three women were riding in a Kia Sportage when their vehicle collided with a Ford Expedition that was headed in the opposite direction.

The woman riding in the back seat of the Sportage died at the scene. The two women in the front were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man driving the Expedition was not hospitalized.

Police are still trying to determine who was at fault, but they do not suspect that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

E 56th Ave was closed in both directions for the investigation.

No names have been released.