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Driver in fatal head-on collision believed to have been drunk

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By AJ Vicens

A man was drunk when his vehicle crossed into the opposite direction of travel Saturday morning and struck another car head-on, killing the woman inside, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Martin Lewis, 63, of Lakewood sustained minor injuries in the accident, but Malissa Coenen, 43, of Englewood was pronounced dead at the scene. Lewis was traveling north on Wadsworth and drove into the southbound left turn lane of Wadsworth at Jefferson Avenue, according to the State Patrol, slamming head-on into Coenen's 1995 Chevy Lumina.

Lewis was treated at Swedish Hospital for his injuries and was released. He is facing felony vehicular homicide charges.

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