Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit and Run Crash on East Colfax Avenue 
(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

Picture of Geyler Najera
Posted by [email protected] On 25 September, 2022 at 11:42 AM  

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