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Jogger Killed After Getting Struck By SUV In Denver

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An image from the scene (credit: Rob McClure)

An image from the scene (credit: Rob McClure)

DENVER (CBS4) – A jogger was killed Sunday afternoon after an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle.

Sonny Jackson with Denver police said the white SUV was traveling on a frontage road of Hampden Avenue near a church when the incident occurred. After the SUV swerved to avoid the other vehicle the driver hit and killed Michael Sanders, 45.

The SUV then continued on through a fence and into the back of the house on Harlan Street.

After the SUV hit the house several items, possibly including a refrigerator, were pushed onto a male occupant of the house. Both the occupant and the male driver were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Jennifer Pasteur said she, her husband and young son were in their home with the SUV crashed into their house.

“We were in the kitchen and the car drove in,” Pasteur said. “I thought the roof was collapsing.”

She said her husband suffered a spinal injury but will recover. Her son wasn’t hurt.

car into house map Jogger Killed After Getting Struck By SUV In Denver

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The incident is under investigation as to how fast the diver was going and what caused the incident. The driver was arrested. Police said they don’t know what prompted his erratic driving.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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