Driver hits crowd at Colorado bar; 1 killed, 4 hospitalized

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — One person is dead and four people are seriously injured after a man intentionally drove a pickup truck through a crowd gathered outside a Colorado bar following an argument early on Sunday morning, authorities said.

The 29-year-old driver and a 25-year-old passenger were arrested after the attack around 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the city of Golden west of Denver, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

Before the attack, bouncers outside the Rock Rest Lodge broke up an argument between two suspects and some of the victims, the sheriff’s office said. The suspects got into a pickup truck, backed out of a parking spot in front of the bar and intentionally ran over the victims, including bar employees, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies found a man unconscious and later pronounced dead at the scene. Four people were taken to a local hospital and three people suffered minor injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspects were stopped nearby after the attack and deputies arrested them. The driver faces charges that include first degree murder, three counts of first degree assault and three counts of second degree assault. The passenger, who owns the pickup, faces charges of accessory to first degree murder, accessory to second degree assault and accessory to first degree assault.

Another passenger in the car did not face charges.

The name of the deceased victim was not immediately disclosed.

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