Victims of fatal C-470 collision identified, investigation continues
LAKEWOOD – Two victims killed in a Monday afternoon accident on C-470 have been identified as an 8-year-old girl and her mother, both from Denver, according to a Lakewood Police Department spokesman.
Eight-year-old Mariah Brower and her mother, Lynn Brower, 40, were in a 1997 Ford Explorer on C-470 between Interstate 70 and Alameda Parkway about 2 p.m. Monday when their SUV collided with a 1999 Oldsmobile sedan on the highway, according to information supplied to LPD accident investigators by witnesses at the scene.
The SUV then left the highway and rolled several times down an embankment near Rooney Road, according to LPD spokesman Steve Davis.
Mariah was pronounced dead at the scene and Lynn Brower, who was taken to a local hospital, died later that evening. A third passenger in the SUV, Mariah’s 10-year-old sister, also was injured in the crash and was admitted to the hospital.
She remained in the hospital late Wednesday, according to Davis. The extent of her injuries were not released.
The driver of the other vehicle, 57-year-old Rebecca Niggler of Silvethorne, was treated at a local hospital and released later Monday,
The accident remains under investigations, but Davis said no charges are pending at present.
“Detectives do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor, however, they will wait for toxicology results before making a final determination on the cause of the accident,” Davis said.