Pickup truck driver accidentally strikes, kills 12-year-old Aurora girl on way to school last week


AURORA | A girl who was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the street on her way to an Aurora school last week died as a result of her injuries on Friday, according to Aurora police.

Police and fire officials found a 12-year-old girl with “critical injuries” around 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 5 near East Iliff Avenue and South Vaughn Way in Aurora, according to information posted to the Aurora Police Department’s blog.

Police posted about the girl’s death shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday.

Authorities determined the girl was not using the marked crosswalk when she was struck by a pickup truck traveling west on East Iliff Avenue, according to police. The girl was halfway across the road when she stepped off the median and was struck.

The girl was on her way to school, police said.

The combined Prairie Middle School and Overland High School campus is about half-a-mile by foot from the area where the girl was struck.

Police do not suspect speed nor other factors contributed to the collision.

The driver of the pickup truck attempted to render aid to the girl after the collision and has been cooperative with authorities, police said.

Police have not yet released the identity of the girl nor the driver involved in the accident.