Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SPEED KILLS: Five young people died in a fiery rollover crash when a speeding car went off the road, rolled over and crashed onto trees in Arapahoe County, Colorado

5 teens killed in fiery rollover crash identified
Posted 7:13 am, October 6, 2016, by Chuck Hickey

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — The five teenagers who died in a fiery rollover crash early Sunday morning were identified Wednesday by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

Levi Andazola, 17, Angelo Andazola, 19, Omar Aniceto, 19, Guadalupe Macias, 15, and Jennifer Flores, 15, were killed when the small sedan they were in rolled and caught fire at the Arapahoe-Elber county line.

The Colorado State Patrol said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed on County Line Road east of Delbert Road at Monarch Circle about 5:30 a.m.

It’s not known who was driving at the time.

The road was closed for several hours as the CSP investigated.

Hispanics and blacks commit disproportionately high traffic accidents resulting in death or other injury.  These teens will certainly not do this again.


5 Young People Killed In ‘Heartbreaking’ Rollover Crash In Arapahoe County October 2, 2016 10:48 AM

By Melissa Garcia

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Five people died in a fiery rollover crash when a speeding car went off the road in Arapahoe County early Sunday morning.

The small sedan was heading westbound on County Line Road near Monarch Circle when it crashed through a barbed wire fence and landed dozens of feet away among a grove of trees in a shallow embankment.

The car went up in flames. All five of the people who were inside of the vehicle died at the scene.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said an area resident, who did not want to provide his name.

Law enforcement shut down County Line Road at Delbert Road for hours as Colorado State Patrol Troopers investigated.

Troopers marked the area with red evidence flags.

A truck towed what was left of the torched vehicle. It was so badly burned that its make and model could not be determined.

Skid marks left on the pavement led to the bent fence posts where the car drove off the two lane roadway.

“(The car) lost control, went off the north side of the road, rolled, and was engulfed in flames,” said Alisha Danko, a Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol.

A resident told CBS4’s Melissa Garcia that young drivers often speed through the rural stretch of road well above the posted limit.

“You get a lot of kids who come out here to go to ‘the third bridge,’ and then they’ll come home and they’ll usually be flying down there like 100, 100+ (miles per hour),” said the anonymous man.

Investigators left behind some signs of what may have contributed to the deadly crash.

Authorities could not say, however, whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the ride that cost five people their lives.

According to the coroner’s office, the victims were of young age. CSP investigators said that Troopers had not yet been able to identify the victims.


Arapahoe County coroner working to identify five people killed in fiery, rollover crash
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post Co-workers and friends of the driver of a black Volkswagen Jetta visit the severely burned site where five young people were killed in a fiery crash along County Line Road in Arapahoe County on Oct. 3, 2016 near Parker.

By Noelle Phillips | nphillips@denverpost.com
PUBLISHED: October 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm | UPDATED: October 3, 2016 at 7:09 pm

The Arapahoe County coroner is working to identify the three men and two women killed early Sunday morning in a fiery, rollover crash near the Arapahoe/Elbert county line.

All five died on the scene of the 5:41 a.m. crash on County Line Road after the driver lost control and caused the Volkswagon Jetta to roll multiple times, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

One person was ejected from the car, Trooper Nate Reid said. The other four died in the car, which burst into flames after the crash.

Traffic investigators believe excessive speed to be a factor in the fatal wreck, Reid said.

On Sunday afternoon, investigators said the bodies were so badly burned that it would be hard to identify the victims. They believed the victims were young and expected calls from family members looking for children.

The car also had a temporary license plate, which was destroyed in the fire, according to previous reports.