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24-year-old dies in crash in Jefferson County

Troopers said the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A 24-year-old man from Lakewood is dead after a crash on U.S. Highway 285 on Saturday morning. 

Around 2:03 a.m. Colorado State Patrol (CSP) received a call about a crash on U.S. Highway 285 at mile marker 239.

When troopers arrived on scene they found a single-vehicle crash. Troopers said two 24-year-old men were inside the vehicle during the crash. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, troopers said he was not wearing a seatbelt.  

The male passenger suffered minor injuries to his hand but is expected to be OK, CSP said. Troopers said he was wearing a seatbelt. 

Through investigation, troopers learned that the driver was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 285 when he tried to get into a left turn lane when the car went off the road and rolled over. The driver was ejected from the car. 

Troopers believed that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The identity of the victim has not been released.  


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