AURORA | A Denver man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly crashed his car into a cyclist and fled the scene, resulting in the cyclist’s death.
Officers responded to the crash near East Colfax Avenue and North Joliet Street at about 11 p.m. and found a 56-year-old man lying in the road with serious injuries, according to a news release. The man died at the scene.
Police also learned that the crash involved a black 2020 Nissan Altima, which was located in the 13600 block of East Colfax shortly after 3 a.m. along with the driver, Jose Moya, 21.
The car showed 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 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 once his family is notified. According to police, the man’s death was the city’s 26th traffic-related fatality this year.
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Why did Moya not stop and try to help? Not even call 9-1-1 to help the bicyclist?
Maybe not Moya’s fault.
Why ride a bicycle on on Colfax at 11 p.m. when oncoming vehicle headlights may make a bicyclist more difficulto see? Any lights/reflectors on the bicycle or cyclist?
(Wife and I have ridden our tandem on side streets to avoid vehicles whose drivers may misseeing us.)
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