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1 Dead, 1 Critical After Motorcylce Hits Car In Aurora

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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – One person is dead and another in critical condition after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Aurora.

The crash happened at approximately 12:40 p.m. Saturday at East 6th Avenue and Del Mar Circle.

“The investigation indicates that the car was faced westbound on 6th Avenue waiting to turn left (south) on Del Mar Cir. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the right through lane of East 6th Avenue,” Lt. Jeff Turner said in a statement. “ We believe the traffic signals for both drivers was either yellow or had just changed to red when the car turned south and the motorcycle continued east. We believe that the motorcyclist saw the car and locked the front brake causing the motorcycle to flip and strike the car, rear end first.”

A man was driving the motorcycle with a female passenger. The woman was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The man also was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

The driver of the car didn’t suffer any injuries and stayed at the scene. Neither alcohol nor excessive speed is suspected.

No names have been released.

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