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AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department (APD) is investigating a fatal single-car crash that happened early Tuesday morning.
The crash happened on South Quentin Way and East Iliff Avenue, according to APD. APD first tweeted about the crash just before 3 a.m.
A 26-year-old female driver and a young child were inside the car at the time of the crash, APD said.
Both were transported to the hospital but the driver passed away due to their injuries, APD said in a tweet. At 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, police said the child’s conditions are unknown but they are expected to survive.
The Police Department said the woman lost control of the vehicle and struck a median and collided with a tree. Police believe speed was a factor in the crash.
The identity of the women will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.
APD reported that traffic was being diverted eastbound on Iliff Avenue from Peoria Street to Revere Street as crews process the scene. The road has since been reopened.
#APDAlert Aurora Police are responding to a fatal one-car crash on S Quentin Way and East Iliff Ave.
Inside the vehicle was a female driver and one young child. Both were immediately taken to a local hospital, however, the driver has passed away due to injuries. It is unknown… pic.twitter.com/eAwohCwntt
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