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1 dead, several injured in Lakewood crash

Police said five people were transported to hospitals after the two-vehicle crash.
Credit: KUSA

LAKEWOOD, Colo — One man died and five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash early Sunday in Lakewood, according to police.

The Lakewood Police Department (LPD) said the incident happened about 12:55 a.m. at the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Florida Avenue.

Before the crash, authorities had received reports of a Ford F-350 pickup driving recklessly northbound on Wadsworth and running red lights, according to police.

LPD said the pickup ran a red light at Florida Avenue and struck a sedan that was traveling west on Florida. The truck went through a fence and into a yard.

Police said the driver of the Ford truck, 23-year-old Nicholas Kassera of Golden, died at the scene. Four passengers who were also in the truck were transported to hospitals with unknown injuries. The driver of the sedan was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities said they are investigating whether alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

The intersection of Wadsworth and Florida Avenue was closed for a few hours, and southbound lanes of Wadsworth remain closed Sunday morning, police said.

Credit: KUSA

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