Arvada, Colorado – A single car accident overnight in Arvada killed the driver and injured a passenger.
Francisco Padilla (DOB: 07/02/1986) was traveling eastbound on 80th Avenue at Chase Circle when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center median and landed upside down in the open culvert that runs parallel to 80th Avenue on the north side.
Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency personnel extricated a female passenger who was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Speed and alcohol are suspected of being factors in the collision. The investigation is ongoing.
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