One student dies, three are hospitalized after traffic crash in Lafayette.

A Broomfield High School student was killed and three others were injured in a vehicle crash Thursday night in Lafayette.

The crash happened at about 7:10 p.m. on U.S. 287 at Dillon Road, said Administrative Sgt. Jeremy Molander, of the Lafayette Police Department.

A vehicle carrying five Broomfield High students was traveling southbound on U.S. 287 when it crashed into a semi-truck that was eastbound on Dillon, Molander said. Police investigators are looking at alcohol and distracted driving among the juveniles as contributing factors in the crash.

Broomfield High School Principal Ginger Ramsey, in an emailed statement to school families and staff, described the five involved as students.

“It is with heartfelt sadness that I share news of a tragic car crash that happened last night involving five Broomfield High School students,” the statement said. “While we have few details at this time, we wanted to reach out to you today because we are hearing that one of the students has died and two others are in critical condition. All of our thoughts are with the students involved and their families.”

Boulder Valley School District’s trauma team is available for counseling from noon to 2 p.m. Monday.

The driver of the truck was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

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