LPD Investigating Fatal Accident: On 10/24/18, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Agents with the Lakewood Police Department were called to the intersection of West Jewell Ave. and Illiff Dr. for reports of a serious motor vehicle accident. When Agents arrived, two cars were found to have been involved, with one male being dead on arrival.
Witnesses reported a grey, single passenger Mercedes sedan traveling at a high rate of speed, when the male driver of the Mercedes struck a 19 year-old female driving a black Mitsubishi Lancer. The male driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead on arrival. The female driver of the Mitsubushi was taken to a local hospital suffering from serious bodily injuries.
Speed is believed to have played the major factor in this accident. Drugs and/or alcohol are not suspect to have played a factor. The name of the male driver is being withheld, pending next of kin notification. At this time, no charges will be filed.