Fatal rear end crash in Aurora Monday involved driver without a seatbelt, police said


AURORA | Aurora police say a man died after failing to see that cars in front of him were stopped at a red light and rear ended another car Monday evening in central Aurora.

Police said an unidentified man was driving a Nissan sedan north on Potomac Street near East Second Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. when the crash occurred.

“The man did not slow for the upcoming red light and rear-ended a Subaru, occupied by two adults, stopped for the red light,” Aurora police spokesperson Agent Matthew Longshore said in a statement. “The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

Police said an initial investigation revealed the Nissan driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

“Speed and alcohol were also contributing factors,” Longshore said.

The occupants in the car the Nissan driver ran into suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The dead man’s identity will be released by the Arapahoe County coroner office at a later date.

“We ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash, and has not yet spoken to police, to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.,” Longshore said.

The crash fatality is Aurora’s second this year.

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