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Alcohol, Excessive Speed Suspected Factors in Fatal Aurora Crash

Tina Robinson3 years ago

The driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro who was killed on Monday in an Aurora, CO car crash has been identified as 17-year-old Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino.

Description of the Fatal Crash

A report in the Denver Post says Dominguez-Palomino was driving home from a friend’s house when his vehicle was struck by a Ford Expedition. Dominguez-Palomino was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver whose vehicle struck Dominguez-Palomino has not been identified at this time.

Witnesses claim the Ford Expedition blew through a red light before colliding with Dominguez-Palomino’s Camaro. The driver of the Expedition sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is still being treated at an area hospital. Police say that the driver “won’t be arrested or charged until he is released from the hospital.”

According to Aurora Police Lt. Bret Jeans, alcohol and excessive speed are suspected factors in the fatal crash.

Colorado DUI Statistics

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CODoT), estimate more than 26,000 DUI arrests in the state of Colorado each year. Around one-third of all Colorado motor vehicle fatalities – about 150 people each year – are killed in alcohol-related crashes. 


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