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Child killed, 10 hurt in crash involving stolen vehicle in Aurora

A 12-year-old girl died and 10 others were injured in a crash involving a stolen vehicle Saturday night, Aurora Police said.

AURORA, Colo — A 15-year-old driver is in custody after a child died and 10 other people were injured in a crash involving a stolen SUV in Aurora Saturday night. 

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The Aurora Police Department (APD) said the two-car crash happened around 7:16 p.m. at South Buckley Road and East Kent Drive.

Police said 11 people were taken to the hospital, including a 12-year-old girl who died of her injuries.

Investigators believe a 15-year-old was speeding north on South Buckley Road in a Dodge Journey. The driver of a Toyota Tacoma was turning left onto East Kent from South Buckley when the Dodge hit its passenger side, police said.

Police said the Dodge had been reported stolen earlier Saturday afternoon from a neighborhood in the area of Iliff Avenue and Buckley Road. 

There were four passengers inside the Toyota; a 31-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman, a 3-year-old girl and a 6-month-old girl. All four were taken to the hospital. The two adults had life-threatening injuries.

Police said Tuesday afternoon that the two adults are still in the hospital. The man is in serious condition, and the woman also has serious injuries but is stable. The baby is also still in the hospital, police said. The 3-year-old has been released to family members.  

There were eight juveniles inside the Dodge, according to police:

  • a 16-year-old boy
  • a 16-year-old girl
  • three 15-year-old boys, including the driver
  • a 14-year-old girl
  • a 13-year-old girl 
  • a 12-year-old girl 

Seven of the juveniles were taken to the hospital, some with life-threatening injuries, including the 12-year-old girl who was pronounced dead. The eighth person was not taken to the hospital.

The 15-year-old driver, who police believe may have been impaired at the time of the crash, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Additional charges related to the crash are pending, police said. A 15-year-old passenger was also taken into custody on a warrant, police said.

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