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Aurora, CO. - 19 June, 2016, 12:57 a.m.-  APD patrol and traffic officers responded to the area of E. Colfax Ave. and Scranton Street on a report of an automobile versus pedestrian crash. Upon arrival investigation revealed a 57 yo male was walking towards the Diamond Shamrock, 12727 E. Colfax Ave., crossing E. Colfax Ave. southbound over the landscaped median portion of the roadway. A black in color Cadillac Escalade, driven by a 35 yo male, was eastbound on E. Colfax Ave. in the center lane of traffic, going the posted speed limit of 35 mph. He did not see the pedestrian in time and struck him.

The pedestrian was taken to University Hospital with life threatening injuries and pronounced dead a short time later. The driver stayed on scene, was cooperative with our investigation, and consent to blood draw. We have no indications the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  We do believe the pedestrian was possibly homeless and intoxicated at the time of the crash. 

The APD Traffic Section is investigating this crash under report # 2016-24379.  We are not releasing names at this time pending notification of next of kin by the Arapahoe County Coroner's office.  At this time our investigation shows the proximate cause of the crash was the actions of the pedestrian crossing the street in a heavily landscaped and not well lit median area, instead of using a marked or signalized crosswalk.  No charges against the driver have been issued at this time. 

Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland
Aurora Police Department Traffic Section
Traffic Section Commander

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Posted by Guest  On Jun 19, 2016 at 9:48 AM
  
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