Man lying in Aurora street struck, killed Monday night by Aurora police

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AURORA | A Salt Lake City man lying in a southeast Aurora street Monday night was struck and killed by an Aurora police cruiser, according to Colorado State Patrol investigators.

CSP officials said the unidentified Aurora police officer, 37, was driving his police Ford SUV east on East Quincy Avenue near Nucla Street at about 11:25 p.m. when he struck a man lying in the eastbound lanes of the street.

The officer “was not responding to a call for service at the time,” police said in a statement. “The officer advised he had hit a pedestrian and requested medical assistance to the location.”

The man was declared dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed the man was wearing dark clothes and was prostrate in the street when he was struck.

“The pedestrian had been earlier observed to be highly intoxicated in a nearby store prior to the crash,” CSP officials said.

The man’s identity was not released pending notification of relatives.

“The APD vehicle has been taken for inspection, and the case remains under investigation,” according to CSP Trooper Joshua Lewis. “No charges have been filed.”

Because an Aurora officer was involved in the death, the case is being investigated by Colorado State Patrol.

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Doug
Doug
4 months ago

I suppose this is the cops fault too? Obviously more information is needed. Right now? It’s a drunk in dark clothes, 11:30 at night laying prone in the middle of the road.
Well. Let’s see where it goes.

Trebor Cadeau
Trebor Cadeau
4 months ago

Why did those whobserved the highly intoxicated manot call police just for his own good?

Officer looking at his computer andid not.ice the unexpected object in the street?

Christopher Zvolanek
Christopher Zvolanek
4 months ago

Charge the officer reckless