Woman Dies After Being Struck by City Vehicle  
(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
Posted by [email protected] On 07 October, 2022 at 4:37 PM  

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