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2 dead after crash in Commerce City

Two people were killed in the crash Friday night on Highway 2 at 72nd Avenue, according to police.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Two people died and two remain in the hospital after a crash that happened late Friday night in Commerce City.

The Commerce City Police Department said it is investigating a crash that happened around 11:30 p.m. on Highway 2 near 72nd Avenue.

The driver of one vehicle, a 38-year-old woman, was killed in the crash, police said. There were two passengers in the car, an adult and a child, according to police.

The adult passenger, a 56-year-old woman and friend of the driver, passed away at the hospital, according to police. The child, a 9-year-old boy and son of the driver, remains in the hospital in critical condition, police said.

According to police, the vehicle with the three people inside was turning left off of Highway 2 and onto East 72nd Avenue. The second vehicle was going south on Highway 2 when it hit the first vehicle, police said.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 17-year-old boy, was also injured in the crash and remains hospitalized, police said. The Commerce City Police traffic team is investigating the crash and trying to determine whether speed played a factor. They will also determine whether any charges are appropriate. 

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