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(November 26) An Aurora man has been arrested following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

Pierce Fair, 33, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

About 3:00 a.m. this morning, Aurora 911 received calls about a man who had been hit by a car near the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Montana Place. Aurora Police and medical personnel responded to the scene and found a man lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries.

This man was taken to the hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries. His name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined a silver Chevrolet Cruse was heading southbound on South Peoria Road. The pedestrian was hit while crossing Peoria Street, not in a crosswalk, near East Montana Place. It is unknown at this time if speed was a contributing factor.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigators responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours to collect evidence, photograph the scene and take necessary measurements.

If you witnessed the crash, have dash camera video, or have any additional information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 45th traffic related fatality of 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Pierce Fair
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 26, 2022 at 8:33 AM
  
(November 16) At 4:36 p.m. Monday, Aurora 911 received calls about a woman who had been hit by a car near the intersection of East Mississippi Avenue and South Uvalda Street. Aurora police officers and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the scene and found a 30-year old woman lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. 

First responders provided aid at the scene and then drove the woman to the hospital. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries Tuesday night. Her name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined a gray Honda Pilot was turning onto eastbound East Mississippi Avenue from southbound South Uvalda Street and crashed into the woman who was crossing East Mississippi Avenue in the crosswalk.  

The driver of the Honda Pilot remained on scene, immediately called Aurora 911, and has been cooperative with the investigation.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigators responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours to collect evidence, photograph the scene and take necessary measurements. The factors contributing to the crash remain under investigation as of Wednesday morning.

If you witnessed the crash, have dash camera video, or have any additional information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 44th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095



Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 16, 2022 at 8:14 AM
  
(November 12) A 20 y/o woman died following a single vehicle crash near South Tower Road and East Girard Avenue.

On November 12, 2022 at 00:45 a.m. Aurora 911 began receiving calls about a crash at the intersection of South Tower Road and East Girard Avenue. Officers responded to the scene and found a gray Dodge Charger near the northwest corner. The adult male driver and adult female passenger were both transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Sadly, the woman did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Her identification will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined the Charger was traveling south on South Tower Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed in the intersection of East Girard Avenue. Speed is believed to be a factor.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigation responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours so they could collect evidence, photograph the scene, and take necessary measurements. The investigation is ongoing and will determine if any other factors contributed to the crash. If you witnessed the crash or have any information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 43rd traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 12, 2022 at 8:27 AM
  
(Nov. 11) A man has died after being struck by a driver who then fled the scene on East Hampden Avenue.

The crash occurred about 10:50 p.m. last night, November 10, near the intersection of East Hampden Avenue and South Dawson Street in District 3. The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit responded, and officers learned the man was lying in the left lane of eastbound Hampden Avenue when he was struck by a black SUV. The driver did not stop after the crash and the man was pronounced deceased on scene.

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

If you have any information about this unknown black SUV, or the driver, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and doing so allows them to be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

This is the 42nd traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 11, 2022 at 12:08 PM
  
(Nov. 7) A 40-year-old Aurora man died over the weekend from injuries he suffered in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Halloween.

The crash occurred at 6:35 p.m. last Monday, Oct. 31 near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Dallas Street in District 1. The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit responded, and officers learned the man was standing in the righthand lane of westbound Colfax Avenue talking to someone on the sidewalk when he was struck by a sedan. The driver didn’t stop after the crash.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital with apparent life-threatening injuries. He passed away from those injuries Saturday.

Several hours after the incident, a Denver man called 911 to report he was the driver involved in the crash. Traffic officers responded to the man’s home and found a grey Subaru sedan with damage consistent with being involved in a pedestrian crash.

The identity of the driver isn't being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation. The identity of the victim will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

If you have any information about this crash and you haven’t already spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.

This is the 41st traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 08, 2022 at 7:24 AM
  
(October 30) A 12-year-old girl has died, numerous others seriously injured, following a crash at the intersection of South Buckley Road and East Kent Drive.

On October 29, 2022 at 07:16 p.m., officers were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of South Buckley road and East Kent Drive. Once first responders arrived on scene, they located a total of twelve people that were injured as a result of this crash. The ages of the injured ranged from 6-months-old to 31-years-old. Eleven were transported to various hospitals, and a 12-year-old girl was pronounced deceased on scene.

Initial investigation found that a Dodge Journey, being driven by a 15-year-old, and which was reported stolen earlier in the afternoon, was traveling northbound on South Buckley Road at a high rate of speed. A Toyota Tacoma, turning left onto East Kent Drive from southbound South Buckley Road, was struck on the passenger side of the vehicle. There were four people in the Tacoma: a 31-year-old man, 29-year-old woman, 3-year-old girl and 6-month-old girl. All four were transported to the hospital, the two adults with life-threatening injuries. There were eight juveniles in the Dodge Journey: 16-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl, three 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl, and a 12-year-old girl. Seven of them were transported to the hospital with various injuries, some life-threatening, and the 12-year-old was pronounced deceased.

The 15-year-old driver is currently in custody for an outstanding warrant. Additional charges relating to this crash are pending. The intersection was closed for a few hours so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing, but it is believed that the driver was impaired and a contributing factor.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased girl.

Please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.

This is the 40th traffic-related fatality for 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 30, 2022 at 10:03 AM
  
A 70-year-old Aurora woman died earlier this month from injuries she sustained in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in central Aurora.

The crash was reported at 11:09 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the intersection of East Mississippi Avenue and South Blackhawk Street. An investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Section revealed the woman was walking north across Mississippi Avenue when she was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup that was driving south on Blackhawk Street and turning left onto Mississippi Avenue.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She died the following day at the hospital. The Aurora Police Department wasn’t notified about the fatality until Wednesday.

The driver of the pickup remained at the scene and cooperated with the initial investigation of the crash. Intoxication is not suspected as a contributing factor. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information or footage of the crash who hasn’t already spoken with investigators is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 39th traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 30, 2022 at 10:02 AM
  
(October 27) A 57-year-old has died following a crash earlier this month near the intersection South Waco Street and East Girard Avenue.

On October 12, 2022 at 09:23 a.m., officers were called to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of South Waco Street and East Girard Avenue. The 57-year-old man driving the vehicle was found suffering life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. Sadly, he did not survive and was pronounced deceased days later.

Initial investigation found that a Dodge Durango was traveling southbound on South Waco Street when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. It was believed that the 57-year-old driver had suffered a medical episode prior to the crash. No other vehicles were involved.

The identification of the deceased would be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

Please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators. Tipsters can anonymously report any information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and could be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.

This is the 38th traffic-related fatality for 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 30, 2022 at 9:56 AM
  
(October 26)  Two Aurora men have been arrested in connection with the fatal hit and run crash that killed a man and his two dogs in August.

Stephen Carter, 22, and Cullin Barnes, 45, were both arrested on suspicion of Attempting to Influence a Public Servant. These charges relate to both men making false statements to investigators during the fatal hit and run investigation.

Investigators have been continuously working to positively identify those involved in this tragic crash that killed a man and his two dogs in the early morning hours on August 5, 2022. Investigators determined that Cullin, the vehicle's owner, was inside of the vehicle at the time of the crash but denies being the driver. Detectives are still waiting for other forensic evidence to determine who was actually driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

In coordination with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Aurora Reward Fund, the reward for information is still at $10,000. We are asking anyone with information about this crash to please come forward with details. You can remain anonymous by using Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and still be eligible for the reward.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Cullin Barnes
Cullin Barnes (courtesy of Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office)

Stephen Warren
Stephen Carter


Information previously released

(August 9) The Aurora Police Traffic Section, in coordination with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Aurora Reward Fund, in announcing a reward increase for information leading to the arrest of the driver involved in this fatal hit and run crash. The reward for information is now $10,000.

We are urging anyone with information about this incident, or the driver, to immediately reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720.913.7867 or submitting an online tip. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward. 

We are also asking our community, that lives in the area of South Reservoir Road and East Mansfield, to review any exterior camera footage that they might have on August 5 between the hours of 2:20 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. If you have any individuals that are seen walking by your location, and was captured on camera, please notify Aurora Police Traffic Sergeant Carlton by calling 303.739.6243. You can also submit this evidence anonymously by using the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers website. Even the smallest detail may be able to assist investigators with identifying and locating the suspect. 

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Information previously released

(August 5) The suspect is on the run after hitting and killing a pedestrian and two dogs on South Reservoir Road.

On August 5, 2022 at about 2:30 a.m., Aurora911 received reports of a single vehicle crash near the intersection of South Reservoir Road and East Mansfield Avenue. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and discovered a man and two dogs lying in the grass nearby, as well as a crashed vehicle in the center of South Reservoir Road. A 41-year-old man was pronounced deceased on scene and both dogs were also killed.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a Toyota Sequoia was traveling southbound on South Reservoir Road, just south of East Mansfield Avenue. The Toyota left the roadway, striking the pedestrian and two dogs on the sidewalk on the west side of Reservoir, killing all three of them. A bus stop, numerous signs and an electrical box were also struck in this crash. The Sequoia came to rest after driving over the center median. The driver of the Sequoia, an unknown man, left the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind, prior to officers’ arrival.

Southbound Reservoir was closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photograph the scene, and take necessary measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine the speed of the vehicle prior to the crash, as well as any other contributing factors.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash, and have not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up-to $2,000.

This is the 26th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 26, 2022 at 3:43 PM
  
(October 23) One woman was arrested Saturday evening after leaving the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle near South Peoria Street and East Warren Place.

Valerie Zamora, 50, of Aurora was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

On October 22, 2022 at about 4:45 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to South Peoria Street near the intersection of East Warren Place on reports of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Officers discovered two people, a man and a woman, lying in the roadway, both suffering from life-threatening injuries. They were transported to the hospital but sadly the woman did not survive. The man remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Investigators learned that the man and woman were both on a Honda Motorcycle going southbound on South Peoria Street. A Subaru Outback was exiting the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection, going westbound across all lanes of traffic on South Peoria Street, when the Honda Motorcycle struck the rear of the Subaru. The motorcycle then struck a stationary Toyota SUV. Immediately following the crash, the Subaru left the scene without stopping or providing aid.

Officers obtained information about that Subaru and were able to locate the vehicle unoccupied a short distance away. Through their investigation, they then located the driver of the Subaru, Valerie Zamora, and placed her into custody.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the deceased victim once she has been positively identified and next of kin notified.

The intersection was closed for a few hours so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing, but alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.

Please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if you witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash and have not yet spoken to investigators, by reaching out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

This is the 37th traffic related fatality for 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Valerie
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 23, 2022 at 10:08 AM
  
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