Three people died and three others were seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 225 Saturday.
The crash was reported at about 4:19 p.m. on I-225 northbound near Parker Road, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.
A woman in her mid-20s was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer with five passengers when she lost control of the SUV, over-corrected and went off the right side of the road, rolling the vehicle three times, Lewis said.
The driver and a man died at the scene, Lewis said, and second man was taken to a hospital where he died. A 20-year-old man, 35-year-old man and a woman were hospitalized with serious injuries; the woman’s injuries are life-threatening, Lewis said.
Both alcohol and speed are being investigated as potential causes of the crash, he said. The driver and the two men who survived the crash were wearing seatbelts. The other three passengers were not wearing seatbelts, and all three were ejected from the SUV during the crash.
The SUV, which is designed for five people, was overloaded with one extra person.