Special Crash Investigations Remote Child Restraint System Investigation Vehicle: 2007 Lexus GX470, Location: Colorado, Crash Date: September 2016

The crash occurred in the evening of September 2016 in the southbound lanes of a north/south interstate highway in Colorado. Conditions at the time of the crash were dark without illumination, partly cloudy, and dry. The Lexus was being driven southbound by an unbelted 34-year-old male. An unbelted 30-year-old female occupant was seated in the front right position and the 2-year-old female occupant was seated in the second row left position. The child was restrained in a forward-facing Safety 1st Alpha Omega Elite convertible safety seat. For unknown reasons, the Lexus departed the roadway on the right edge, overturned, and came to rest on its left side. Police indicated the Lexus rolled over seven quarter-turns. The 2-year-old female police reported “C” (complaint of pain/minor) injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was treated and released. Both unbelted adult occupants were fully ejected and sustained “K” (fatal) injuries. They were declared deceased on-scene. The Lexus was towed due to damage and placed on a police hold. It was later released and destroyed.


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  • Accession Number: 01703311
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 697, DS16024
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2019 9:26AM