LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A double rollover in Lakewood ended with one person dying on Friday night. The crashes happened on the southbound on-ramp to Highway 285 from westbound C-470.
Lakewood police say both drivers misjudged the turn, referred to as the cloverleaf, and crashed. Both vehicles rolled several times and landed on the service road to Bear Creek Lake Park.READ MORE: Golden Cancer Patient Calling On State To Include More Patients In Next Vaccine Phase
The first vehicle had four people inside; a woman was ejected and died at the scene. Some of the passengers were taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries. The second vehicle had five people inside, but no one was hurt.READ MORE: 'They Left Her For Dead': 14 Year Old & 18 Year Old Charged With Woman's Murder On Colfax
“I truly don’t think they knew it was a cloverleaf. They thought it was a straight off-ramp. They just misjudged their speed. It takes one second and then, ‘Uh, oh,'” said Ty Countryman, a Lakewood Police spokesman.
Police say it doesn’t appear drugs, alcohol or racing are factors. They add it appears the drivers were not familiar with the area or interchange.MORE NEWS: Weld County Joins 'Meat In' Day Supporters Following Polis' Controversial Announcement
Details about the victims were not released.