Cyclist dies after crash with SUV in Aurora weeks ago

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AURORA | A cyclist has died after colliding with an SUV in a north Aurora intersection earlier this month, Aurora police announced Tuesday.

Investigators said a cyclist traveling north on Alton Street collided with an SUV traveling west on East 16th Avenue at about 5:10 p.m. on July 1.

The unnamed male cyclist died at a nearby hospital one week later, police said.

Authorities said the male failed to heed a stop sign at the intersection in the moments before the collision.

The driver of the SUV is cooperating with authorities, and traffic investigators do not believe the person was inebriated at the time of the crash. It’s unclear if criminal charges are currently being considered against the driver.

It’s unclear why information on the collision was released nearly three weeks after it occurred.

In a news release, Aurora authorities said the Adams County Coroner’s Office would release the person’s name. A spokesperson for the Adams County Coroner’s Office said the person has been identified, but declined to release the male’s name, citing technological difficulties with the office’s record-keeping system.

A news release has not been posted to the coroner’s public website since March.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have relevant information is encouraged to call the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards up to $2,000.

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