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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Impoundment Initiative: 225,000 Unlicensed Drivers In Colorado: Denver Post

More than 200,000 people might be driving illegally in Colorado, and such drivers were involved in crashes that caused nearly one-fourth of all state traffic deaths last year, state auditors reported Monday.

Driving without a license or with a revoked license "is a significant problem in Colorado," auditor Jonathan Trull told the state Legislative Audit Committee. "All the strategies we have don't deter them."

State legislators requested the audit after Francis Hernandez, an unlicensed driver unlawfully in the United States, was accused of speeding through traffic, hitting another vehicle and killing three people in Aurora, including a 3-year-old in an ice cream shop, in September 2008.

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