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On July 2, 2020, at 2:43 P.M., Aurora Police Officers and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a crash at South Sable Boulevard and East Centrepoint Drive.

Investigation found that a Buick sedan had crashed into a Chevrolet Suburban then ran off the road and crashed into a tree. The adult male driver of the Buick died as a result of injuries sustained from crashing into the tree. The occupants of the Suburban were uninjured. At this time, it appears the Buick had just been involved in another non-injury crash, a few miles away, and was fleeing the scene of that crash. Our initial investigation revealed that the Buick was traveling at a very high rate of speed when it rear-ended the Suburban.  Additionally, the driver of the Buick was not wearing their seatbelt.

The identity of the deceased male will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office after positive identification and next-of-kin notification.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by  On Jul 02, 2020 at 7:47 PM

(June 23, 2020) On June 23, 2020, at about 12:54 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash at North Peoria Street and East 33rd Avenue. When they arrived, they located a three-car crash with multiple injured parties.

Preliminary investigation shows that a silver Chevrolet Malibu was traveling north on Peoria Street and then, for an unknown reason, crossed over into the southbound lanes. The Chevrolet then crashed into a gold sedan and silver SUV. The adult female occupant of that Chevrolet died as a result of her injuries. The Adams County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the victim when positively identified and after next of kin notification.

The drivers of the other two vehicles in the crash had complaints of minor injuries.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating this crash. Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Detective Sangi at 303.739.6396.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department

Posted by  On Jun 23, 2020 at 4:39 PM
Aurora Colorado
June 1st 2019

On June 1st, 2020 at about 8:15 P.M. Aurora Police and Fire responded to the area of E. Kentucky Ave. & S. Havana St. on a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.   Initial investigation reveals that a late model sedan, driven by an adult female, was exiting a business parking lot westbound, and went into the path of a motorcycle which being ridden by an adult male northbound on S. Havana St.

The vehicles collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the motorcycle, causing serious, possibly life threatening injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital.  The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.  Drugs and / or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.  

The investigation is ongoing by the APD Traffic Unit, and the identities of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Further updates will be released at the appropriate time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department Traffic
Posted by  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:22 AM
Aurora Colorado
January 27th, 2020
Case number 2020-3529

At about 6:07 AM, the Aurora Police Department received 911 calls of a Auto vs. Pedestrian crash near the intersection of E. 17th Ave. and N. Peoria St.   First responders arriving found an adult female who was declared deceased on scene.

Initial investigation indicates that a 1997-2003 Maroon Chevrolet Malibu, was traveling northbound on Peoria St. and had a green light at the intersection.  It appears as if the pedestrian was crossing Peoria st. against the crosswalk indicator when struck.  The vehicle did not remain on scene.

Investigators are attempting to locate the run vehicle. 

This in an ongoing investigation and further updates will be released

Anyone with information relating to the run vehicle should call:

Detective Chad Berger

Posted by  On Jan 27, 2020 at 10:38 AM
Aurora CO
November 12, 2019
Case # 2019-44112

On November 11th, Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received 911 calls of a crash on southbound Interstate 222 near E. Mississippi Ave.   Responding Police and Fire personnel arrived on scene and located an adult male deceased on the highway.

The Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit, was notified and is investigating.

At this stage of the investigation, it appears as if the pedestrian was running west to east across the southbound lanes of the interstate, nearly under the overpass of E. Mississippi Ave.  It is unknown why he did not utilize the overpass to cross the highway.  The pedestrian was struck by at least 3 vehicles, all of which were identified, and are cooperating with the investigation.  Drugs, alcohol, or speed do not appear to be factors at this time.

The Arapahoe County Medical Examiners office responded to the scene to conduct their death investigation, and take custody of the decedent. 

The investigation is ongoing, and the release of the identity of the pedestrian will not be made, pending notification of next of kin. At that time it will come from the Coroners office.

Questions or further information should be directed to:

Detective Joe Petrucelli
Posted by  On Nov 12, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Location: Hampden Cir and Hampden Ave

Call: Single vehicle MVA Fatality


                At approximately 1700 on 08/30/19 a vehicle driving east bound on Hampden Ave had just crossed Hampden Cir when it made an abrupt left turn from the #1 into a tree located on the median. A total of four occupants were in the vehicle including a two month infant, a juvenile female, and adult male and an adult female driver. The driver who was unrestrained was pronounced on scene.  Three other occupants transported with minor injuries. Traffic units investigated on scene. Arapahoe County Coroner on scene.  Next of Kin notified. No media interest at this time. 

Sgt. G Garcia 
Aurora Police Dept.
Daytime Traffic Investigations

Posted by  On Aug 30, 2019 at 9:11 PM
Aurora Colorado
April 17th, 2019

On March 18th, 2019, Patrol Officers from the City of Aurora responded to a 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of E. Iliff Ave., and S. Tower Rd.   It was determined that the at fault vehicle, being driven by an adult female, was eastbound on E. Iliff ave., and failed to stop for a red light.

The at fault vehicle was then hit broadside by a vehicle traveling north on S. Tower Rd, which was being driven by a 56 year old male, in generally poor health.  This male was transported to a local hospital with a fractured pelvis.

On 04/03/19 the 56 year old male died at the hospital.  The Arapahoe County Coroners office was notified and began their investigation, as did the Aurora Police Traffic Investigation Unit.  On 04/15/19 the Aurora Police Department was notified by the Coroners office that the decedent died as a result of complications of injuries sustained in the crash.

The original charges issued to the at fault driver will be amended accordingly.

Speed and / or impairment do not appear to be a factor in this investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Investigations Unit Supervisor
Posted by  On Apr 17, 2019 at 11:19 AM

The crash occurred on February 15th, 2019, at about 2:15 A.M. 

On January 15th, 2019,  at about 2:15 A.M, Officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to a the area of E. Mississippi Ave. and S. Troy St. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash. 


The Aurora Police Department Traffic unit investigated the accident and found the vehicle was traveling westbound on E. Mississippi Ave. at about S. Troy St. where the driver lost control of the car.  The vehicle hit the planter box in the center median and rolled several times coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of E. Mississippi Ave.  The adult male driver was unrestrained in the vehicle and was partially ejected from the car.  When Aurora Fire Rescue arrived on scene it was determined that the driver had already succumbed to his injuries.


The Aurora Police Traffic Unit is investigating the accident and ask any witnesses to call Officer Justin Thull at 303-739-6381 with any information about the accident.  It appears at this time speed and alcohol will be factored in this accident.


This will be the 4th fatal accident in Aurora in 2019.   


Any further inquiries into this accident can be directed to:

Lieutenant Jad Lanigan

Aurora Police Department Metro Division

Traffic Section Commander

Assistant Swat Commander

6 Abilene St

Aurora, Colorado 80011


Posted by  On Feb 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM
On December 9th, 2018, at about 5:45 PM, Patrol Officers responded to a call of a car that hit a wheel chair at East Colfax Avenue and Boston Street.  They found a 62 year old male that had tried to cross northbound across East Colfax Avenue in the street.  Witnesses told them that the vehicle that struck the wheel chair fled the scene.  A short time later, the vehicle was located about a block away unoccupied.  At about that same time, the driver of the vehicle returned to the scene. 

The vehicle was a red 1998 Isuzu Rodeo.  The driver and sole occupant was not injured.  The person in the wheel chair was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Traffic Investigators are handling this investigation.  It will be some time before appropriate charges are determined.  At this point, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash.  The names of those involved are not being released at this time.

Sergeant William Revelle
Traffic Section
Posted by  On Dec 09, 2018 at 7:44 PM
The Aurora Police Traffic Section would like to give an update regarding the incident that occurred on November 16, 2018, in the area of South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue.

Immediately after the mother tragically backed over her one year old son, she grabbed her child, placed him in the car, and called 911. The mother then began to drive to the nearest hospital all while still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. At the direction of the 911 dispatcher, who had already started police and fire, directed the mother to pull into the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway. This is where she was met by officers and rescue personnel who began to administer aid to the young boy. 

This incident appears to be a heartbreaking accident. Aurora Police Detectives will continue to investigate this thoroughly and determine if criminal charges are appropriate.  

Lt. Jad Lanigan 
Aurora Traffic Section
Information Previously Released on November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2018, at 10:10 A.M., Officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway on reports of parent calling in about their child being struck by their vehicle. Investigation later revealed that this incident occurred in the area of South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue.

Initial investigation confirmed that a parent was backing out of their driveway when a 12-month old child was struck by their vehicle causing serious injuries. The parent then drove to the Shell Gas Station where she was met by Aurora Police Officers. Officers performed life saving measures on the child until Aurora Fire Rescue arrived and transported the child to an area hospital.

We regret to inform you that the young child passed away from the injuries.

The incident is being investigated by our Aurora Police Traffic Section with the assistance from the Crimes Against Children Unit. 

Inquiries or further information can be directed to:

Lt. Jad Lanigan 
Aurora Traffic Section 
Posted by  On Nov 16, 2018 at 5:27 PM
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