August 24th, 2014 head-on Colfax crash becomes fatal 09/17/14

09/17/14 Aurora, CO – Report with Exclusive Photos:  A 2-car head-on crash that occurred on E. Colfax Ave. several weeks ago took a deadly turn when the victim of a suspected DUI driver died of her injuries.  The woman, who’s name has not been released, was struck head-on at E. Colfax and N. Macon St. by a driver who police suspect was DUI at the time of the crash at 12:25AM August 24th, 2014.  That man was driving on the wrong side of Colfax when he struck the female head-on.  The female victim received critical injuries and was trapped in her car at the scene.  She never left the hospital after the accident and unfortunately she died of those injuries September the 15th at the hospital.  The male driver of the other car who was at fault according to the Aurora Police Department (APD) was transported to a hospital as well after the crash.  It would seem his injuries were not too severe because he has since disappeared  from sight prior to a vehicular assault warrant being issued for him.  He is now at large.  The suspect is 26 year old Elias Bautista-Lopez.  He is a Hispanic male, 5 feet tall and weighs 145 pounds.  Detective Petrucelli of APD will be filing a warrant to reflect vehicular homicide charges against the suspect.  If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Elias Bautista-Lopez please contact Aurora Police Detective Petrucelli at (303) 739-6368. Please share this article and these photos through your social media so we can help APD find this suspect!  Someone in our community likely knows where he is right now!  No better picture of Mr. Bautista-Lopez is available at this time.  Shane Anthony reporting AuroraNews1.com

Below exclusive photos of the August 24th, 2014 (now fatal) accident show the crash suspect Elias Bautista-Lopez being transported to the hospital after the wreck.  Photos by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

The August 24th, 2014 crash that now is fatal - Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

The August 24th, 2014 crash that now is fatal – Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

Below: The man indicated by the red arrow is at large and police want him.  Do you know where he is?  If so please contact APD at (303) 739-6368

Fatal car crash suspect Elias Bautista-Lopez is loaded onto a ambulance stretcher after the August 24th, 2014 crash - Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

Fatal car crash suspect Elias Bautista-Lopez is loaded onto an ambulance stretcher after the August 24th, 2014 crash – Photo by Shane Anthony AuroraNews1.com

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