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(October 7) The Aurora Police Department's Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash between a city of Aurora vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred at East 6th Avenue and Helena Street.

On October 7, 2022 at about 9:00 a.m., Aurora Police Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the intersection of East 6th Avenue and North Helena Street on reports of a crash involving a pedestrian. A 66-year-old woman was found to have been struck by a 2015 Ford F-350 belonging to the city of Aurora’s water department. The woman was suffering from life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The initial investigation has revealed that the woman was crossing East 6th Avenue, going from the north side of the roadway to the south, using the west crosswalk at the Helena Street intersection. The Ford F-350 was traveling northbound on Helena Street and was making a left turn onto East 6th Avenue and struck the woman. The driver of the F-350 remained on scene and showed no signs of impairment. Traffic Investigators were called to the scene to collect evidence, photographs and take measurements. At this time, the driver of the city of Aurora vehicle, a 28-year-old man, has not been cited for this crash. This investigation is ongoing, and while it does not appear that speed or alcohol were contributing factors, the employee voluntarily submitted to a blood draw analysis. Per standard city policy and federal requirements involving tragic accidents like these, city employees are immediately tested for drugs and alcohol at the city’s provider. The testing meets requirements set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The results are pending.

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

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 by calling 720.913. STOP (7867) or by going to MetroDenverCrimeStoppers.com.

This is the 36th traffic related fatality in the city in 2022.

“We’re extremely saddened by today’s incident,” stated Marshall Brown, General Manager for Aurora Water. “We’re fully cooperating with the investigation and extend our deepest condolences to the victim's family.”


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 07, 2022 at 4:37 PM
  
(September 25) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that occurred overnight on East Colfax Avenue near Peoria Street.

On September 25, 2022 at about 2:25 am, officers responded to East Colfax Avenue near the intersection of Peoria Street for reports of a man struck by a vehicle. Officers discovered a man lying in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital but sadly he did not survive.

Investigators learned the man was walking across East Colfax Avenue, just west of Peoria Street, when a 2009 Honda Pilot, traveling eastbound on East Colfax Avenue, hit the pedestrian. The driver of the Pilot did not immediately stop, nor render aid, and left the scene. The Honda Pilot was located by officers a short time later after they observed it driving nearby. The driver of that Honda Pilot, Geyler Najera (12/18/1992) was subsequently arrested. He was booking into the Aurora Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. His booking photo is provided below. This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and any additional information will come from them.

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

This is the 35th traffic related fatality for 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Picture of Geyler Najera
Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 25, 2022 at 11:42 AM
  
(September 22) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal auto pedestrian crash that occurred overnight near East 12th Avenue and North Chambers Road.

On September 21, 2022 at about 8:13 pm, officers responded to North Chambers Road near the intersection of East 12th Avenue for reports of a woman struck by a vehicle. When they arrived, they found an adult female lying in the roadway suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was transported to the hospital. Sadly, she did not survive.

Investigators learned the woman was walking westbound in the crosswalk at the intersection when an older model white pickup, possibly a GMC, made a left turn from East 12th Avenue onto northbound North Chambers Road, striking the pedestrian. The truck continued north and did not stop, nor render aid. The truck has not been located.

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

The intersection was closed so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine what factors contributed to the crash.

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.

This is the 34th traffic related fatality for 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 22, 2022 at 6:53 AM
  
(September 13) The Aurora Police Department's Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash between a Honda sedan and a pedestrian that occurred this morning on East Alaska Place near South Worchester Way.

On September 13, 2022 at about 7:05 a.m., Aurora Police Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the intersection of East Alaska Place and South Worchester Way on reports of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. An 83-year-old woman was found to have been struck by a Honda sedan and was suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.

The initial investigation has revealed that the woman was crossing East Alaska Place, going from the south side of the roadway to the north, in between South Wheeling Street and South Worchester Way. A Honda sedan was traveling eastbound on East Alaska Place and struck the female. The driver of the Honda remained on scene. The roadway was closed for Traffic Investigators to collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing but it does not appear that speed or alcohol are contributing factors in this crash.

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

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 by calling 720.913. STOP (7867) or by going to MetroDenverCrimeStoppers.com.

This is the 33rd traffic related fatality for 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 13, 2022 at 12:02 PM
  
(August 21) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that happened overnight near East Colfax Avenue and North Moline Street.

On August 21, 2022 at 01:44 am, officers were called to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Moline Street. A man, the driver of the motorcycle, was found in the roadway suffering life-threatening injuries. Sadly, he did not survive and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Initial investigation found this crash involved a motorcycle, a Ford SUV, and a white SUV that left the scene. The motorcycle was traveling west on East Colfax Avenue when the white SUV turned left from East Colfax Avenue onto North Moline Street, in front of the motorcycle. To avoid a collision with the white SUV, the motorcycle veered into the eastbound lanes of East Colfax Avenue and was struck by the Ford SUV. The white SUV left the scene and has not yet been identified.

The driver of the Ford SUV remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation.

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

The roadway was closed so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine what, if any, factors contributed to the crash.

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 32st traffic related fatality for 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 21, 2022 at 9:36 AM
  
(August 17) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle pedestrian crash that happened overnight near North Peoria Street and East 17th Avenue.

On August 16, 2022 at 10:55 pm, offers were called to a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on North Peoria Street and East 17th Avenue. A man was found in the roadway suffering life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital where, sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

Initial investigation showed the pedestrian was crossing the street mid-block, just north of East 17th Avenue when he was struck by a black or grey Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot was traveling south on North Peoria Street at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Honda Pilot did not stop and continued south on North Peoria Street.

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

The roadway was closed so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine what, if any, other factors contributed to the crash.

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 31st traffic related fatality for 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 17, 2022 at 7:40 AM
  
(August 14) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred overnight near East 40th Avenue and North Tower Road.

On August 14, 2022 at about 2:16 am, officers were called to a crash. When they arrived, they found a two-car crash involving a 2005 Honda sedan and a 2000 Lexus sedan.

Preliminary investigation found the Honda was traveling northbound on North Tower Road at a high rate of speed. The Honda ran the red light at 40th Avenue and struck the Lexus in the intersection. The Lexus caught fire.

The driver of the Lexus and the driver of the Honda were the sole occupants. Sadly, they both suffered grievous injuries and were pronounced deceased on scene.

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

The intersection was closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if any other factors contributed to the crash.

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.

This is the 29th and 30th traffic related fatality for 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 14, 2022 at 7:43 AM
  
On August 11th, 2022 at 4:49 pm Aurora 911 received multiple calls of a serious crash on South Buckley Road near East Arkansas Place. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and found a man lying on the ground with life-threatening injuries. Sadly, he did not survive and was pronounced deceased on scene. Two other people were injured. A child, approximately 4 years-old, suffered life-threatening injuries and a man suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to the hospital.

Preliminary investigation found that a white Pontiac sedan was turning east onto Arkansas Place from southbound Buckley Road. A blue Audi sedan was traveling north on Buckley Road and struck the Pontiac sedan. The deceased man was driving the Pontiac and the child was the rear-seat passenger in a child safety seat. The man with non-life-threatening injuries was driving the Audi sedan. He has been cooperative with investigators.

The northbound lanes of South Buckley Road were closed for an extended period of time so Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if alcohol, speed, or any other factors contributed to the crash.

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 dash-camera footage of the crash or you are a witness who has not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

This is the 28th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit | Office of the Chief of Police
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 11, 2022 at 9:05 PM
  
(August 6) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened near South Peoria Street and East Archer Place.

On August 6, 2022 at about 12:05 p.m., Aurora911 received reports of a serious crash involving a motorcycle at the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Archer Place. Once on scene, officers discovered an unresponsive 36-year-old man lying in the roadway. This man was transported to the hospital for medical care but did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the 36-year-old man was driving his yellow Ducati motorcycle traveling southbound on South Peoria Street at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist collided with the passenger side of Cadillac sedan, which was making a left-hand turn from northbound South Peoria Street onto East Archer Place. The driver of the Cadillac remained on scene and was uninjured. No arrests or summons have been issued at this time.

North and southbound South Peoria Street was closed for multiple hours to allow Traffic Investigators the ability to collect evidence, photographs, and take measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine the speed of the motorcycle 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 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.

This is the 27th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 06, 2022 at 5:38 PM
  
(August 4) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle and vehicle crash that happened near North Catawba Way and East 6th Parkway.

On August 3, 2022 at about 5:35 p.m., Aurora911 received reports of a serious crash at the intersection of North Catawba Way and East 6th Parkway. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and found a woman lying in the roadway. The woman was transported to the hospital for medical care. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries and was pronounced deceased a few hours later.

Preliminary investigation indicated that a Dodge pickup truck was traveling southbound on North Catawba Way. The driver proceeded from the stop sign and began crossing over East 6th Parkway. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on East 6th Parkway and collided with the passenger side of pickup truck at the intersection. The driver of the Dodge remained on scene. No arrests or summons have been issued at this time.

Eastbound East 6th Parkway was closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photographs, and take measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine if speed is a contributing factor to the crash.

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 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.

This is the 25th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 04, 2022 at 8:15 AM
  
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