Two dead, one injured after car hits tree, is ‘cut in half’ in Aurora early Saturday

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AURORA | Two people were killed in Aurora early Saturday morning after the car they were traveling in was “cut in half” when it struck a tree near Chambers Road and East Hampden Avenue, according to Aurora police.

A 2018 Nissan Sentra carrying three people was traveling north on Chambers Road around 6:40 a.m. Saturday when the driver lost control and caused the car to collide with a tree on the east side of the road, according to information posted on the Aurora Police Department’s blog around 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 9.

The vehicle was “cut in half” in the collision, according to police.

The driver and a backseat passenger were both declared dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

A man traveling in the front seat was able to climb out of the vehicle and left the area before investigators arrived. Police located the unidentified man seven hours later at a local hospital “with significant injuries,” according to police.

“Speed is most certainly a factor in this crash,” according to information provided by Sgt. William Revelle, spokesman for the police department’s traffic section.

Police are asking people with potential information related to this crash to call investigators at 303-739-6374.