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Man Passes Away, Aurora Officer Injured in Crash

Man Passes Away, Aurora Officer Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash in Meadow Wood
Posted on 03/05/2023

(March 6, 2023) — The Aurora Police Department on Monday identified the officer involved in Saturday's deadly crash as Eduardo Landeros. Landeros was hired in February 2022 and assigned to patrol in District 3.

(March 4, 2023) - A two-vehicle crash Saturday night in the Meadow Wood neighborhood left one man dead and an Aurora police officer hospitalized.

The officer was hired in February 2022 and assigned to patrol in District 3. At the time of the crash, the officer was responding to a call of a suspicious incident in the 2300 block of South Blackhawk Street. A 911 caller reported a break-in at a residence.

At 8:20 p.m., the officer was driving north on Chambers Road entering the intersection of Bates Avenue when a crash occurred with a Toyota Corolla. The officer's vehicle, a marked Chevy Tahoe, rolled after the crash and came to rest on the roof, trapping the officer inside. Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the crash and transported the officer and the driver to a local hospital.

The officer sustained serious injuries but is expected to recover. The driver of the Corolla tragically succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

"We are saddened by the tragic loss of life following this incident," said Aurora Police Chief Art Acevedo. "Our thoughts are with the family as they grieve the loss of a loved one."

The Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene at the request of the Aurora Police Department and will be conducting the crash investigation. Investigators from Aurora Police Department Bureau of Internal Affairs will be conducting an internal investigation into the incident. The identity of the driver of the Corolla will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office.

Joe Moylan
Public Information Officer

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