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1 killed, 1 injured in crash on NB I-225 at 6th Avenue

CDOT said that northbound lanes had reopened just before 3 a.m. Monday after an extended closure overnight.

AURORA, Colo. — The northbound lanes of Interstate 225 reopened early Monday morning at the East 6th Avenue exit after a crash killed one person and left another injured Sunday night, the Aurora Police Department (APD) said Sunday night. 

APD said officers responded at 8:50 p.m. to a reported crash on northbound I-225. 

A Chevrolet Silverado occupied by a man and woman, both 17 years old, was discovered by officers, according to APD.

Officers tried to perform life-saving measures on the man, who they believe was the driver, according to APD, before he was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

The woman remains hospitalized with serious injuries as of Monday afternoon, police said.

Investigators believe the Silverado was going north on I-225 when the driver lost control and rolled over at least once, causing both occupants to be ejected, according to APD.

It is also believed that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash, and APD said it is not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The driver will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office after a positive identification is made and next-of-kin is notified.

The northbound lanes were closed for hours while officers investigated the crash before reopening around 2:43 a.m. Monday morning.

RELATED: I-225 ramp closed for fatal crash involving moving truck

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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