A traffic crash killed a 41-year-old woman and her 5-year-old child Friday night in Aurora, and a driver has been arrested on investigation of DUI and vehicular homicide, police said.
The crash happened about 8:10 p.m. at Chambers Road and East Sixth Avenue, police said.
The driver of a red Honda CRV was northbound in the 500 block of Chambers when the vehicle crossed the center lane into southbound traffic. The red CRV hit an electric bicycle at the entrance of shopping center. The bicyclist was able to jump out of the way and avoid the collision, police said.
The red Honda continued north and hit another CRV that was eastbound on Sixth Avenue, according to the release. The Honda then hit two other vehicles stopped at a traffic light in the southbound lanes of Chambers Road.
The CRV that was hit had four family members inside, police said. A 41-year-old woman died at the scene, police said. A 43-year-old man, a 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy who were in the CRV were taken to a hospital, where the girl died of her injuries. The man is in critical condition, and the boy was treated and released. People in the other vehicles were not injured.
The Arapahoe County coroner’s office will release the names of the victims.
Police identified the suspect as Juan Pablo Pasqal-Licea, 30, of Aurora. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular homicide. He remains in custody.
The intersection was shutdown overnight as part of an ongoing investigation. It reopened at about 4:30 a.m., police said.