Aurora driver dies after Labor Day weekend crash involving speeding, intoxication

An Aurora man died Sunday after his car was hit by a driver who ran a red light at an intersection Saturday night.

Speeding and intoxication were contributing factors in the Saturday night crash near the intersection of South Chambers Road and East Iliff Avenue, Aurora police said in a Tuesday news release, and charges against the driver who ran the red light are pending.

Officers responded to the crash at 11:40 p.m. after the driver of a gray Lexus ES330 ran a red light and hit a black Nissan Rogue that was driving south on Chambers Road.

The driver of the Nissan, a 23-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in serious condition. He died the next day.

The Lexus driver, a 25-year-old Denver man, was also taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. He was still in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon.

The Nissan’s passenger and the Lexus’ two passengers were also taken to the hospital, but police do not know their conditions.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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