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Arrest Made In Fatal Auto-Bike Crash

Aurora Police Arrest Denver Man Following Overnight Fatal Crash
Posted on 05/26/2023

(May 26, 2023) — A Denver man was arrested Thursday night after leaving the scene of a fatal vehicle versus bicycle crash in North Aurora.

Aurora patrol officers responded at 11:12 p.m. Thursday to a report of a crash near East Colfax Avenue and North Joliet Street. Once on scene, officers found a 56-year-old man lying in the eastbound lanes with serious injuries. The victim died at the scene.

Officers developed information a black 2020 Nissan Altima was involved in the crash. The investigation led officers to the 13600 block of East Colfax where shortly after 3 a.m. they located the Altima and the driver, 21-year-old Jose Moya.

The Altima had damage consistent with striking a bicycle and Moya admitted to being involved in a crash. He was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

East Colfax Avenue was closed in both directions between north Joliet and Kingston streets for almost four hours. The roadway reopened at 3 a.m.

The victim will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office following notification of next of kin.

This is the 26th traffic-related fatality this year in Aurora.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer
Jose Moya Booking Photo

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