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Man, child killed in crash on C-470 identified

The Colorado State Patrol said the pickup truck crashed near Lucent Boulevard Saturday afternoon, killing the driver and a passenger.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A man and a child are dead after a crash on C-470 Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), the Dodge pickup was traveling down the express lane near Lucent Boulevard just after 2 p.m. when it drove into the dirt median and ended up colliding with a concrete barrier, causing it to flip end-over-end before landing on its wheels.

There were three people in the truck, according to CSP. The driver, identified as 34-year-old Joseph Vasicek of Littleton, died at the scene. Everitt Vasicek, 5, was also killed.

An 8-year-old girl was seriously injured in the crash but survived, CSP said.  

CSP said excessive speed is suspected to be a factor in the crash. 

Credit: Colorado State Patrol

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