AURORA | One teenager was killed and another was seriously hurt after a car in which they were traveling veered out of an Aurora intersection and struck a tree, a light pole and a retaining wall early Monday morning, according to Aurora police.
Investigators said two boys were driving east on East Hampden Avenue in an Infiniti sedan at about 2:40 a.m. Aug. 23 when the driver lost control while crossing into the intersection with South Tower Road.
One of the boys, the passenger, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office is expected to identify him in the coming days.
The driver survived the crash, but he was hospitalized for “serious injuries,” police said.
Authorities believe the driver was speeding when he lost control of the car and struck a tree, propelling the vehicle through the air and into a light pole and retaining wall.
No criminal charges are currently being recommended against the driver.
Portions of Hampden were closed for most of the day Monday as police analyzed the crash scene.
Anyone who witnessed the collision early Monday or may have dashboard camera footage of the incident is encouraged to call the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters who call the Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards up to $2,000.