Wife dies when husband rams car into building in Aurora

According to police, a dog also died when it was hit by the vehicle that crashed into a building on Saturday.

AURORA, Colorado – An elderly woman died Saturday after her husband suffered a medical episode and drove her car into a building, the Aurora Police Department (APD) said Sunday.

A dog also died in the crash. No charges were expected, APD said.

APD and Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) responded to a single vehicle crash into a residential building in Heather Gardens at 13952 E. Marina Drive at 11:45 am on Saturday, APD said in a press release.

The initial investigation revealed that the driver, an 88-year-old man, lost control of the car following a medical incident. His wife was in the passenger seat, APD said.

Both were taken to a hospital, where the woman died as a result of her injuries, according to police.

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In addition, a leashed dog that its owner was walking near the building was struck by the vehicle and died on the scene, police said.

The driver remained in the hospital in serious condition, APD said.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the woman’s name once she has been positively identified and the next of kin have been notified.

The APD Traffic Investigations Unit is investigating the accident. Anyone who witnessed the crash can call the Aurora police.

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