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City Center Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Aurora Police Investigating Friday Fatal SUV vs. Motorcycle Crash
Posted on 09/12/2023

(Sept. 11, 2023) – The Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal vehicle versus motorcycle crash that occurred last week in the City Center neighborhood.

Officers responded at 4:26 p.m. Friday, to a report of a crash in the 400 block of South Abilene Street. The investigation revealed a man riding a motorcycle was northbound on Abilene when it was stuck by a Honda SUV turning left from a shopping center parking lot.

The driver of the Honda, a woman, was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution and has since been treated and released. The motorcycle rider also was taken to a local hospital where he died Sunday afternoon from injuries he sustained in the crash. The man will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

A left turn violation by the driver of the Honda is considered a possible contributing factor of the crash, as is vehicle speed on the part of the motorcycle rider. A final determination is pending scientific reconstruction of the crash.

The crash marks the 45th traffic-related death this year in Aurora.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer

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