16-Year-Old Dies After Being Ejected During Late Night Crash

MORRISON, Colo. (CBS4) – A 16-year-old boy from Centennial was killed late Wednesday night when the vehicle he driving flipped over on Highway 285.

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Riley Short was with four other juveniles when the SUV was allegedly speeding and rolled over near Morrison. The wreck happened after 10 p.m. between Parmalee Gulch Road and Highway 8 and led to a full closure of the highway.

Short was killed after being ejected but none of the other people in the SUV required hospitalization.

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Morrison police said they were investigating whether marijuana played a role in the crash. They said some of the passengers were using the drug beforehand.

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The Jefferson County Coroner said an autopsy will be performed as part of the investigation and toxicology tests will determine whether the driver was under the influence.

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  1. Linda Bigley says:

    I think you mean Hwy 285, not 287.

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