1 dead, 2 injured in Aurora car crash Sunday morning


AURORA | One person died and two more were injured following a high-speed car crash along Interstate 225 in Aurora early Sunday morning, according to the Aurora Police Department.

Investigators said the driver of a 2005 Subaru WRX was traveling about 120 miles per hour along the interstate when they lost control of the car and crashed in the southbound lanes just south of the exit ramp for East Colfax Avenue.

The three occupants of the vehicle were ejected, and none of them were wearing seatbelts, according to Officer Crystal McCoy, spokesperson for Aurora police.

A female occupant ejected from the car was pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

A spokesperson for the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the woman killed as 20-year-old Brandy Rubi Mora-Hernandez of Denver.

Two other adults who were inside the car at the time of the collision were treated for injuries at a local hospital, but survived their injuries.

It’s unclear who was driving the car at the time of crash, or if any criminal charges are being considered.

The Subaru was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

There had been 206 fatal vehicle crashes reported in Colorado as of June 8, the latest Colorado Department of Transportation data available.

Fatal crashes in the state have been on a downward trend for the past three years. Following a 15-year high mark of 600 traffic deaths in 2017, the total dipped to 545 deaths in 2019 and 567 last year.

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1 year ago

but darwin at work

Dennis Duffy
Dennis Duffy
1 year ago

I agree, Darwin told them to do it…

Joe Felice
Joe Felice
1 year ago

This is great to know, but I’m still waiting to learn more about the crash in the 900 block of S. Peoria last week. This is a crash about which the police say they know nothing. But yet, Peoria was closed for 6 hours. I wonder who put the cars there and closed the street.

Maybe someone at the Sentinel knows something and can enlighten us. I was told on Nextdoor that it was none of my business. I consider a crash on my street to be “my business.”