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1 person dead after 2 were ejected from vehicle in I-70 crash in Lakewood

The passenger died after the crash Sunday, and the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.
Credit: Lakewood Police Department

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The passenger of a vehicle that crashed Sunday on Interstate 70 in Lakewood has died, the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) said.

LPD tweeted about the crash just before 6 p.m., after the crash closed the eastbound lanes on I-70. The vehicle rolled over on the interstate just west of the Youngfield Street exit, the police department said.

The two people who were ejected were taken to an area hospital.

LPD said on Monday that the passenger was pronounced dead and the driver was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The police department said investigators believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The investigation remains active and no arrests have been made, LPD said.

At 9:10 p.m., the police department said the eastbound lanes of I-70 had reopened following the crash.

No other information was immediately available.

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