Speed on Part of Porsche Driver Suspected in Fatal 3-car Crash Near Lyons

April 2, 2019 GMT

The driver of a Porsche killed in a three-car crash near Lyons on Sunday was reportedly speeding when he lost control and crashed into two SUVs, seriously injuring a Littleton family.

The crash happened at 5:52 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 16 of U.S. 36 near Longmont Dam Road, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.

Lewis said a Porsche 911 was headed west on U.S. 36 when the driver failed to navigate a turn and crossed the centerline into the opposite lane. The rear of the Porsche hit the rear of a Honda SUV headed east and then went on to hit a Toyota SUV also headed east.

The driver of the Porsche, a 52-year-old man from Longmont, was declared dead on scene. The Boulder County Coroner’s Office has yet to publicly release his name.

The adult male and female and 6-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl who were in the Toyota SUV were all seriously injured in the crash. The 6-year-old boy was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, while the other three were taken by ambulance to Longmont United Hospital.

Lewis said the two adults in the Honda SUV, who were from Estes Park, were not injured in the crash.

Alcohol and drugs are not a factor, but Lewis said speed on the part of the Porsche driver is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.

This is the second fatal crash in that stretch of U.S. 36 in the last two weeks. A 51-year-old woman from Lyons was killed on March 25 when her truck rolled over near mile marker 15 of U.S. 36, though speed is not suspected in that crash .

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