AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police are investigating to see if drugs or alcohol were a factor in a fatal crash on Sunday.
Lt. Chuck DeShazer with Aurora police said around 5:50 p.m. officers and fire units responded to a report of a single car accident on South Chambers Road just north of Alameda Drive.
“Arriving units located a heavily damaged Chevy Monte Carlo sitting in the inside southbound through lane next to a median planter box,” DeShazer said in a statement. “The vehicle had sustained severe damage and the driver, while restrained, had suffered significant injuries and was pinned in the car.”
The driver and only occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.
Witnesses said the car was traveling southbound on Chambers at a high rate of speed.
“The vehicle struck a curb near the intersection with Evanston which caused the car to begin sliding sideways toward a concrete retaining wall near the Highline canal bike trail underpass,” DeShazer said. “This underpass allows for trail users to cross under Chambers Road. The driver’s side impacted the retaining wall then came to rest east of the retaining wall near a median planter box.”
The driver was wearing a seat belt. His name hasn’t been released pending notification of next of kin.