One Girl Dies Following Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle 
(October 30) A 12-year-old girl has died, numerous others seriously injured, following a crash at the intersection of South Buckley Road and East Kent Drive.

On October 29, 2022 at 07:16 p.m., officers were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of South Buckley road and East Kent Drive. Once first responders arrived on scene, they located a total of twelve people that were injured as a result of this crash. The ages of the injured ranged from 6-months-old to 31-years-old. Eleven were transported to various hospitals, and a 12-year-old girl was pronounced deceased on scene.

Initial investigation found that a Dodge Journey, being driven by a 15-year-old, and which was reported stolen earlier in the afternoon, was traveling northbound on South Buckley Road at a high rate of speed. A Toyota Tacoma, turning left onto East Kent Drive from southbound South Buckley Road, was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle. There were four people in the Tacoma: a 31-year-old man, 29-year-old woman, 3-year-old girl and 6-month-old girl. All four were transported to the hospital, the two adults with life-threatening injuries. There were eight juveniles in the Dodge Journey: 16-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl, three 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old girl. Seven of them were transported to the hospital with various injuries, some life-threatening, and the 12-year-old was pronounced deceased.

The 15-year-old driver is currently in custody for an outstanding warrant. Additional charges relating to this crash are pending. The intersection was closed for a few hours so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing, but it is believed that the driver was impaired and a contributing factor.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased girl.

Please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.

This is the 40th traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
Posted by [email protected] On 30 October, 2022 at 10:03 AM  

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