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(June 21) On June 20, 2022 at about 11:25 p.m. officers were called to the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Alameda Avenue for a serious crash.  Investigation showed a blue Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling northbound on South Peoria Street ata high rate of speed.  A blue Subaru Impreza was westbound on East Alameda Avenue going through the intersection on a green light.  The Pontiac ran the red light and struck the Subaru. 

Sadly, the adult driver and sole occupant, of the Subaru was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver and passenger of the Pontiac sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported from the scene to the hospital. 

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

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is the lead investigator on this crash.  It appears speed is possibly a factor but they will determine if anything else contributed.  We ask that anyone who witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash, to please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section if they haven't already spoken to the investigators

This is the 20th fatal crash and the 21st traffic fatality of 2022. 

Sergeant Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 21, 2022 at 5:25 AM
  
(March 18) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating after two pedestrians struck and killed on East Colfax Avenue.

On Friday, March 18, 2022, at about 7:50 p.m., Aurora Police responded a crash involving multiple pedestrians near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Uvalda Street.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that a man was crossing East Colfax Avenue and was not utilizing a crosswalk. This man was struck by a Mitsubishi sedan traveling westbound on East Colfax Avenue. Immediately after this collision, the driver of the Mitsubishi pulled over to render aid. After that driver exited his vehicle, he was then struck by a separate vehicle, a Mercury Mountaineer, also traveling westbound on East Colfax Avenue. That Mercury then immediately pulled over and remained on scene.

The first pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene. The second pedestrian, the driver of the Mitsubishi, was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later. Investigators do not believe that speed or alcohol were contributing factors for either driver.

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

We ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash, and has not yet spoken to police, to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 18, 2022 at 11:29 PM
  
(January 12) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on East Colfax Avenue.

On Wednesday January 12, 2022, at approximately 6:25 a.m., Aurora Police responded a crash near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Havana Street.

When first responders arrived, they observed an adult male in the roadway. This man was suffering from apparent traumatic injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. A vehicle was not immediately located on scene and officers began interviewing witnesses. Through their interviews, officers learned that this man might have been struck by an RTD bus. Officers were able to confirm this information with surveillance cameras in the area.

After reviewing the video footage, the man is seen exiting the rear doors of the bus. The man suffers what appears to be a medical issue, collapses to the ground and falls under the bus. The bus, after passengers were done exiting and entering the bus, pulls away from the stop not knowing that the man was underneath. The bus continued their route and was later tracked to Union Station. Officers responded to Union Station to contact the driver and bus and later found evidence linking the bus to the tragic incident.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors, but the driver of the bus volunteered and submitted to a blood draw to rule out any impairments.

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

We ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash and has not yet spoken to police to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 12, 2022 at 4:44 PM
  
(January 5) On January 3, 2022, Aurora Police Officers located the suspect vehicle unoccupied at 992 South Dearborn Way. The vehicle was a 2006 black Dodge Mangum. Investigators will continue to work on identifying the driver involved in this crash. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional details are available.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash has dash-camera footage, or any additional information is asked to reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP. Your tips can remain anonymous, and you may still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Information previously released on December 29, 2021 
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(December 29) The Aurora Police Traffic Section investigates a fatal hit and run crash on E Montview Boulevard that tragically left a man dead.

During their investigation, parts of the vehicle were located on the scene. Investigators have ruled out that the suspect vehicle is gray. After further examining the parts, investigators believe the suspect vehicle is a black 2005-2010 Dodge Charger or Dodge Magnum. The vehicle should have damage to the driver's side front-fender and driver-side mirror. No additional information is available, and the investigation is still ongoing.  

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash-camera footage, or any additional information is asked to reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP. Your tips can remain anonymous, and you may still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Information previously released on December 26, 2021
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(December 26) The Aurora Police Traffic Section investigates a fatal hit and run crash on E Montview Boulevard that tragically left a man dead.

On December 26, 2021, at approximately 05:59 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to a report of a male lying on the street in the 19000 block of East Montview Boulevard. Officers located 28-year-old male suffering from significant injuries. The male was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Tragically, the male died from his injuries.

Investigators from the Traffic Section believe the male was struck by a vehicle as the vehicle was traveling eastbound on East Montview Boulevard. Evidence collected on scene indicates the suspect vehicle was gray, unknown make or model, and the suspect vehicle should have damage to the driver’s side front of the vehicle and side-view mirror.  Investigators will continue working on identifying the vehicle and driver involved in this crash. No additional information is available at this time.  

The identity of the male will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office after he has been positively identified and his next-of-kin has been notified.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section asks anyone who may have witnessed this crash or otherwise have any information related to this incident, to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP. Your tips can remain anonymous, and you may still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 05, 2022 at 12:10 PM
  
(December 30) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on East Iliff Avenue.

On Thursday December 30, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Aurora Police responded a rollover crash near the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Elkhart Street.

When first responders arrived, they observed an Acura sedan resting on its roof, still occupied by the driver, a 28-year-old man. Tragically, this man was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger of the Acura, also an adult male, was able to crawl out of the vehicle but was injured and transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The adult female driver, and only occupant of a Chevrolet SUV, was treated for her injuries on scene.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section responded to the scene and is handling the investigation of this crash. Initial information from the scene is that the Acura sedan was traveling eastbound on East Iliff Avenue, approaching South Elkhart Street. The driver made an unsafe lane change, causing the rear driver’s side of the Acura to strike the front passenger side of the Chevrolet SUV. This impact caused the Acura to lose control, spin into the center median, where it then rolled onto its roof. It is believed that the driver of the Acura was not wearing a seatbelt, which we believe contributed to his death.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors. Part of their ongoing investigation will determine the speed of the Acura at the time of the crash.

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

We ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash and has not yet spoken to police to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipster can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 30, 2021 at 8:28 PM
  
(December 2) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred in north east Aurora. 

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, at approximately 5:37 p.m., Aurora Police responded to a report of a crash where a motorcycle collided with a silver Jeep in the area of East 6th Avenue and North Harvest Road.

When first responders arrived on scene, they found a 70-year-old male motorcycle driver unresponsive. Tragically, the male was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Jeep was not injured, remained on scene, and is cooperating with investigators.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section responded to the scene and is handling the investigation of this crash. They will be looking into whether or not alcohol, drugs, and/or speed were contributing factors. This remains an active investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

The identification of the driver is not being released at this time. The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release it once he has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.

We ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash and has not yet spoken to police to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipster can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 02, 2021 at 8:23 PM
  
(November 25) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a crash after driver dies days later.

On November 10, 2021, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of South Parker Road and East Yale Avenue. Officers found an adult male driving a Toyota Highlander with serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. This male has been hospitalized since the crash but succumbed to his injuries on November 23, 2021. The drivers of the other vehicles did sustain minor injuries, but neither were transported to the hospital.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators determined that the Toyota Highlander was traveling northbound on South Parker Road at a high rate of speed. The driver of Highlander ran the red light at the East Yale Avenue intersection and collided with a Ford Expedition and a Toyota Corolla. It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were also contributing factors.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash, and have not yet spoke to police, are asked to call the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 25, 2021 at 10:06 PM
  
(November 6) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating after fatal motorcycle crash on East Mississippi Avenue leaves one adult deceased.

On November 6, 2021, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to a crash at the intersection of East Mississippi Avenue and South Blackhawk Street. Officers located an uninjured man driving a tow truck that had been involved with a motorcycle. The man riding the motorcycle was pronounced deceased on scene.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators determined the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on East Mississippi Avenue just west of South Blackhawk Street. Witnesses stated that the driver of the motorcycle began driving down the center of the lanes between vehicles stopped at the red light, also known as lane splitting. Witnesses stated that the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and wasn’t slowing down for the upcoming red light. The tow truck was facing westbound on East Mississippi Avenue. The tow truck driver proceeded to turn left on a green arrow onto South Blackhawk Street when the motorcycle struck the broad side of the tow truck. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be additional contributing factors for the tow truck driver.

The identity of the passenger will be released the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made and next-of-kin have been notified.

This remains an active investigation. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash, and have not yet spoke to police, to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 06, 2021 at 10:35 PM
  
(November 4) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating after a rollover crash on Interstate 225 results in a man losing his life.

On November 4, 2021, at approximately 05:30 a.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to a crash on northbound Interstate 225 near East 6th Avenue. Officers located a Subaru Outback that had been involved in this rollover crash. Officers also located the adult driver, who had been ejected from the vehicle. The driver was tragically pronounced deceased on scene.

Initial information gathered by Aurora Police Traffic Investigators is that the Subaru was traveling northbound Interstate 225 in the far-left lane. Witnesses described a dark colored SUV, traveling at a high rate of speed in the center lane, quickly changed lanes into the left lane. Witnesses believed that this dark colored SUV made physical contact with the front end of the Subaru. The Subaru driver then lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll and eject the driver. The dark colored SUV continued northbound on Interstate 225 and did not stop.

The identity of the driver will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once a positive identification has been made and next-of-kin have been notified.

This remains an active investigation. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash-camera footage, or has any information on the dark colored SUV, to call the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipster can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 04, 2021 at 10:16 AM
  
(October 31) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash on South Chambers Road that tragically left one teenage boy deceased.

On October 31, 2021, at approximately 6:15 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on South Chambers Road near East Hampden Circle. Officers located a 15-year-old boy who had been struck by a Subaru Forester. The teenage boy was transported to the hospital where he later died. The driver of the vehicle, an adult female, remained on scene.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators determined the Subaru was traveling northbound on South Chambers Road just south of East Hampden Circle. Initial investigations indicate that the teenage boy stepped into the pathway of the vehicle and was struck. Aurora Police Traffic Investigators do not believe that the Subaru was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. Drugs or alcohol also do not appear to be additional contributing factors.

The identity of the teenage boy will be released the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made and next-of-kin have been notified.

This remains an active investigation. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the incident, and have not yet spoke to police, to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 31, 2021 at 10:36 PM
  
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