AURORA | Police said an unidentified woman was killed after lying down in an Aurora hospital parking lot Sunday morning when she was struck by a car.

Police were called to investigate the death at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of The Medical Center of Aurora, 1501 S. Potomac St.

“The investigation revealed a woman was lying down in a lane of travel when she was run over by a Ford sedan going eastbound through the parking lot,” Police Agent Matthew Longshore said in a statement.

“The pedestrian, a 55-year-old woman, was pronounced deceased on scene,” Longshore said. “The driver, a 35-year-old man, remained on scene, and speed nor alcohol are believed to be contributing factors.”

The woman’s identity will be revealed later by coroner officials. 

The death marks the 48th traffic-related fatality this year in Aurora.

Police said anyone with information can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000, police said.

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  1. I know that parking lot well.
    How does a driver not see something as big as a person lying on the pavement?
    Did she lie down immediately in front of the sedan?

    Deceased fainted,runk,drugs?

    1. She may have been having a medical emergency and collapsed.

      My mom had undiagnosed stage four environmental lung cancer in 2015. My dad drive her to Aurora Regional Medical Center. Mom collapsed on the asphalt trying to get out of the car the day the ER diagnosed her. She’s lucky she didn’t get run over

      We never know what someone is facing.


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