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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.

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Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
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(November 26) An Aurora man has been arrested following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

Pierce Fair, 33, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

About 3:00 a.m. this morning, Aurora 911 received calls about a man who had been hit by a car near the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Montana Place. Aurora Police and medical personnel responded to the scene and found a man lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries.

This man was taken to the hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries. His name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after next of kin has been notified.

The initial investigation determined a silver Chevrolet Cruse was heading southbound on South Peoria Road. The pedestrian was hit while crossing Peoria Street, not in a crosswalk, near East Montana Place. It is unknown at this time if speed was a contributing factor.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigators responded to the scene and closed the intersection for several hours to collect evidence, photograph the scene and take necessary measurements.

If you witnessed the crash, have dash camera video, or have any additional information, and you have not already spoken to investigators, please contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

This is the 45th traffic related fatality of 2022.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Pierce Fair
Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 26, 2022 at 8:33 AM
  
(September 13) The Aurora Police Department's Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash between a Honda sedan and a pedestrian that occurred this morning on East Alaska Place near South Worchester Way.

On September 13, 2022 at about 7:05 a.m., Aurora Police Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the intersection of East Alaska Place and South Worchester Way on reports of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. An 83-year-old woman was found to have been struck by a Honda sedan and was suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.

The initial investigation has revealed that the woman was crossing East Alaska Place, going from the south side of the roadway to the north, in between South Wheeling Street and South Worchester Way. A Honda sedan was traveling eastbound on East Alaska Place and struck the female. The driver of the Honda remained on scene. The roadway was closed for Traffic Investigators to collect evidence, photographs, and measurements. This investigation is ongoing but it does not appear that speed or alcohol are contributing factors in this 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. 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 33rd traffic related fatality for 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 13, 2022 at 12:02 PM
  
(July 16) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting an investigation after a woman is killed, several others injured in a late-morning crash.

On July 16th, 2022, at about 11:45 a.m., the Denver Police Department responded to the area of East 40th Avenue and Pena Boulevard for calls of a serious traffic crash. When officers arrived on scene, they found three vehicle that were involved in the crash. They also discovered this crash was on the boundary they share with Aurora Police Department. At 11:52 a.m., Denver Police requested assistance from Aurora Police because the crash happened in our jurisdiction.

Our initial investigation determined that a Toyota RAV4 was eastbound on East 40th Avenue and disregarded the red light at the North Airport Boulevard intersection. After running the red light, the RAV4 struck a Jeep traveling northbound on North Airport Boulevard.  A third vehicle, Subaru sedan, was facing westbound on East 40th Avenue and sustained only minor damage as a result of this crash.

An adult woman, who was a passenger in the RAV4, was pronounced deceased on scene. Two other adults were transported to the hospital, expected to survive. A third adult self-transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Adam’s County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

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. The entire intersection of East 40th Avenue at Airport Road was closed for multiple hours to ensure appropriate investigative steps could be completed.

This is the 23nd traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jul 16, 2022 at 4:55 PM
  

(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
  
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