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The Aurora Police News Blog was created in 2016 as a new way to share news and information from the Aurora Police Department with the community we serve. It is maintained by the staff of the Public Affairs Unit.

Public Affairs Unit Staff:

Acting Lieutenant Faith Goodrich-Commanding Officer
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
Officer Elizabeth McGregor - Public Information Officer 

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(May 15) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal vehicle crash on Interstate 225 northbound near East Mississippi Avenue.  

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, at about 8:45 a.m., Aurora911 began receiving calls about a serious crash on northbound Interstate 225 near East Mississippi Avenue.  When officers arrived on scene they found a heavily damaged silver Mustang with a single occupant.  The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, was pronounced on scene by medical personnel.  

The preliminary investigation revealed the Mustang was traveling northbound on Interstate 225 and left the roadway, striking the signpost for East Mississippi Avenue exit.  The Aurora Police Traffic Section will attempt to reconstruct the scene to determine the circumstances leading up to the crash.  At this time, it is unknown if speed or intoxication are contributing factors in the 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.  

This is the nineteenth traffic related fatality this year in Aurora.  

Acting Lt. Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 15, 2022 at 12:54 PM
  
(May 14) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that happened on East Colfax Avenue near North Laredo Street.  

On Saturday May 14th, 2022 at about 9:17 p.m. officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Laredo Street.  

When officers arrived on scene they located two pick-up trucks that were involved in the crash.  Initial investigation revealed one pick-up truck was making a left turn from eastbound East Colfax Avenue to northbound North Laredo Street and was stuck by the second pick-up truck that was traveling westbound on East Colfax Avenue.  

The turning pick-up truck was driven by an adult male and there was an adult female passenger.  The female passenger was transported to the hospital where sadly, she was pronounced deceased. The driver of that truck was also transported with unknown injuries.  The driver of the second truck remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.  

The identification of the female passenger will be released by the Adam's County Coroner’s Office once she has been positively identified and her next-of-kin have been notified.

This is an open and ongoing investigation that will be headed by the Aurora Police Traffic Section.  It is unknown at this time if there were any contributing factors.  At this early stage in the investigation, no arrests have been made.  


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 Aurora’s eighteenth crash fatality for 2022. 

Acting Lt. Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 14, 2022 at 11:51 PM
  
(April 9, 2022) The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a fatal traffic crash that killed two last night.

On April 8th, 2022 at approximately 8:13p.m. Aurora Police and Fire Rescue responded to a crash involving four cars and an electric bicycle at North Chambers Road and East 6th Avenue.  

Traffic Investigators believe that a Red Honda CRV was traveling northbound in the 500 block of North Chambers Road when it crossed the center median and travelled into the southbound lanes of traffic.  The suspect vehicle struck an electric bicycle at the entrance of a shopping center on the westside of the roadway. The rider of the bicycle was able to dismount before the collision and left the scene. The suspect vehicle continued to travel northbound and struck a Honda CRV that was traveling eastbound on East 6th Avenue. The suspect vehicle then struck two other vehicles that were stopped for the red light in the southbound lanes of Chambers Road.

Tragically, a 41-year-old women who was in the CRV that was struck by the suspect was killed and pronounced deceased at the scene. A 43-year-old man, a 5-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy who were in the CRV were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The 5-year-old girl later died  from her injuries at the hospital. The man remains in critical condition and the boy was treated and released. The occupants of the other vehicles were not injured. 

The suspect in this crash, Juan Pablo Pasqal-Licea of Aurora was also transported to a local hospital for treatment. Once he was treated and released he was arrested for Vehicular Homicide and Driving While Under the Influence.  He is currently in-custody at the Aurora Detention Center.

The names of the victims 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 intersection was closed for several hours during the investigation and was re-opened at around 4:30a.m.

Juan Pablo Pasqal-Licea
BOOKING PHOTO: Juan Pablo Pasqal-Licea  , Date of Birth: 05/01/1991 

Acting Captain Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 09, 2022 at 7:57 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
  
(March 4) The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit is announcing the arrest of Adan Antonio Tobias-Ramirez (DOB: 09/23/1999). Adan was arrested for Colorado Revised Statute 42-4-1601 Left scene after accident involving death. A booking photo is not available at this time.

This case is being prosecuted by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and any additional media inquires should be directed there.

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095

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Information previously released on September 9, 2021

(September 9) UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section Investigators have ruled out the white SUV/minivan as a suspect vehicle.

During the course of their investigation, officers located the white SUV/minivan in question and determined that the vehicle was not involved in this crash.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigators are still seeking information about the white vehicle with tinted windows involved in this fatal crash. 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 303.913.STOP. Your tips can remain anonymous and you may still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information Previously Released on September 8

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on East Colfax Avenue and North Akron Street.

(September 8) On September 7, 2021 at 11:56 p.m., Aurora Police officers responded to the area of East Colfax Avenue and North Akron Street on a report of person laying on the ground.

Once on scene, officers discovered a 35-year-old male who was suffering from a significant head injury. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Tragically, today the victim died from his injuries. The name of victim will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office after he has been positively identified and his next-of-kin have been notified.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigated the scene and determined the victim was crossing East Colfax Avenue, northbound, at North Akron Street, when a vehicle struck the victim and then fled the scene. Investigators have identified a white SUV/minivan along with a small white sedan, pictured below, with dark tinted windows as possibly being involved. Investigators will continue working to identifying the vehicles and their drivers involved in this crash. No additional information is available at this time.

The Aurora Police Department is asking 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

Hit and Run Suspect Vehicle Hit and Run Suspect Vehicle
Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 04, 2022 at 10:44 PM
  
(February 20, 2022) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a one car fatal crash that occurred in the Heather Gardens Neighborhood this morning.

At approximately 6:01a.m. the Aurora911 center received a report of a single car crash in the 2600 Block of South Abilene Street.  Upon arrival first responders located a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck that was on it's side in the middle of the RTD light rail tracks that are just west of the roadway.  A 33-year-old man who was driving the vehicle was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Traffic Investigators believe the Dodge was traveling northbound on Abilene Street when it traveled off of the left side of the roadway. It traveled up onto the sidewalk and into the parking lot of an office building at that location. It continued to travel westbound through the parking lot, colliding with two fences and then dropping 6 feet down onto the RTD light rail tracks.  The truck came to rest on it's passenger side.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this crash.

The name of the driver is not being released at this time and will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once the deceased has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler 
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Feb 20, 2022 at 9:03 AM
  
On January 31, 2022 at 7:02p.m. Aurora Police responded to a report of a two car injury crash in the intersection of South Aurora Parkway and South Southlands Parkway in southeast Aurora.

Investigators believe that a Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Aurora Parkway when it was struck head-on by a Nissan Rogue.

A 52-year-old woman who was the driver of the Hyundai was transported to local hospital were still later succumb to her injuries.  A 42-year-old man who was driving the Nissan was also transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The identity of the woman is not being released at this time. It will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and her next of kin have been notified about her death.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting the investigation into this crash.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler-PIO
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Feb 01, 2022 at 9:07 AM
  
On January 29th, 2022 at approximately 6:45p.m. Aurora Police responded to a report of an injury crash in the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Tower Road.  

Upon arrival they found a heavily damaged Chevy Equinox and Chrysler 300.   A 61-year-old man who was driving the Chevy was deceased at the scene. A 25-year-old man who was driving the Chrysler and his 19-year-old passenger survived the collision and were transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

Investigators believe that prior to the crash the Chevy was traveling southbound on Tower Road and the Chrysler was traveling northbound.  The Chevy made a left hand turn to go eastbound on Iliff Avenue when it was struck by the Chrysler. Investigators are looking into whether or not excessive speed was a contributing factor in this collision. 

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time and will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified about his death.  

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting the investigation into this fatal crash. No arrests have been made and this case remains an open and active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call the Traffic Investigations Unit. 

Parts of the intersection were closed for several hours while investigators completed their on-scene investigation.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler-PIO
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 30, 2022 at 1:46 AM
  
On January 29th, 2022 at 6:43p.m. Aurora Police responded to a report of an injury crash on East Stephen D. Hogan Parkway between East 6th Avenue and South Picadilly Road. 

Upon arrival first responders found a heavily damaged Toyota Tundra pickup truck and a Honda Pilot in the roadway.  A 60-year-old man who was the driver of the Toyota was deceased at the scene. A 18-year-old woman who was driving a Honda Pilot was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

Investigators believe that the Honda Pilot was traveling westbound on Hogan Parkway when it crossed the center line and traveled into the eastbound lanes striking the Toyota Tundra head-on.  The driver of the Toyota was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.  Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been a contributing factor in this crash. 

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time and will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.  

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting the investigation into this fatal crash. No arrests have been made and this case remains an open and active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call the Traffic Investigation Unit. 
 
Both directions of Hogan Parkway were closed for several hours while investigators completed their on-scene investigation. 

Lieutenant Chris Amsler-PIO
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 30, 2022 at 12:36 AM
  
(January 17) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on North Potomac Street.

On Monday January 17, 2022, at about 7:25 p.m., Aurora Police responded a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of North Potomac Street and East 2nd Avenue.

The investigation has revealed that a man was driving a Nissan sedan northbound on Potomac Street just south of the East 2nd Avenue intersection. The man did not slow for the upcoming red light and rear-ended a Subaru, occupied by two adults, stopped for the red light.

The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It does not appear that the driver of the Nissan was wearing his seatbelt and investigators believe that speed and alcohol were also contributing factors. The two occupants of the Subaru suffered minor injuries and were both transported to the hospital.

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.

This is Aurora’s second fatal crash in 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 18, 2022 at 11:09 AM
  
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