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High school student dies in single-vehicle accident in Arvada

Authorities said the juvenile died when his vehicle struck a tree early Saturday morning.

ARVADA, Colo. — A senior at Ralston Valley High School lost his life early Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Arvada.

Arvada Police said a vehicle was traveling eastbound about 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 14400 block of 72nd Avenue when it left the road and struck a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old male, died, police said.

Family and friends are paying tribute on social media to a Ralston Valley High School senior and football player who passed away in a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning.

The official identification of the driver will be released by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Credit: KUSA
A memorial for a teen killed in an Arvada single-car crash.

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