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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 Information Officer. 

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On September 2, 2016, at 7:15 P.M., Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to E. Louisiana Ave. & S. Peoria St. on the report of a serious traffic accident. The on scene investigation revealed a maroon Honda Accord was traveling westbound on E. Louisiana Ave. and ran the stop sign at S. Peoria St. A gold Ford Fusion going northbound on S. Peoria St. collided with the driver's side of the Honda. The driver, and sole occupant of the Honda, had to be extricated from the car. The adult male driver was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver, and only occupant of the Fusion, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Speed or alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

Fatal Crash

Posted by Guest  On Sep 02, 2016 at 10:57 PM
On 8-31-16, at approximately 2015, Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to E. Quincy Ave. and S. Genoa St. on the report of a motorcycle crash. An Aurora PD Officer was first on scene and discovered a motorcycle fully involved in fire, and an adult male unconscious in the street who was not breathing. The APD Officer performed CPR on the male until rescue arrived. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation shows the male was westbound on E. Quincy Ave. traveling at a high rate of speed, and from several witness statements the motorcycle did not have a front headlight on. A car pulled out from S. Genoa St. attempting to make a left turn when the car was struck by the motorcycle. The driver of the car remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is conducting the investigation. The names of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Sgt. Craig Baumfalk
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Unit
Posted by Guest  On Sep 01, 2016 at 12:10 AM
Aurora, CO.- July 24, 2016, 10:45 p.m. - Aurora P.D. patrol and Traffic officers responded to the area of S. Chambers Road and Crestline Ave. on a report of a single vehicle crash.  Upon arrival the investigation revealed a black in color Ford Explorer was northbound on S. Chambers Road from S. Parker Road, and according to witnesses, traveling at a high rate of speed.  When attempting to make it around a curve the vehicle lost control, struck the curb line, and then struck several signal light poles, causing it to roll.  Both occupants, a 31 yo. male, and a 28 yo. female were ejected from the vehicle.  Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment and the female later died from her injuries while in surgery.  It is unknown at this time which occupant was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.  The male is currently in stable condition. 

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating this crash under report # 2016-29430.  We are not releasing names at this time.  We believe alcohol intoxication, speeding, and not wearing seatbelts were all contributing factors in this crash.  This is the 11th traffic related fatality this year for the City of Aurora.    

Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland
Aurora Police Department Traffic Section
Traffic Section Commander

Posted by Guest  On Jul 26, 2016 at 9:25 PM
At about 8:36 AM, personnel with the Aurora Police department responded to S. Gartrell Rd., near the on ramp to westbound E-470 tollway, on a report of an auto vs. motorcycle crash.

Initial investigation indicates that an adult female was riding a motorcycle alone, southbound on S. Gartrell Rd. Additionally an adult female was driving an SUV alone, northbound on S. Gartrell Rd., and this motorist turned left, to the westbound E-470 on ramp, in the path of travel of the motorcyclist, causing a collision.

The motorcyclist was severely injured and was transported to a local hospital. Although she was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, she succumbed to her injuries.

The motorist in the SUV was uninjured, and remained at the scene, she is cooperating with investigators.

At this time, no alcohol or drug impairment is suspected. In addition, speed does not appear to be a factor.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section has taken over the investigation, and upon conclusion will recommend possible traffic and / or criminal charges if appropriate.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

All motorists are reminded, especially during warm weather months, to be extra mindful of motorcycles’ traveling the roadway.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Traffic Section

Posted by Guest  On Jul 07, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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