Pedestrian hit by driver of Aurora Water pickup truck dies


A pedestrian was hit by an Aurora Water pickup truck Friday and later died at a hospital.

The crash happened at about 9 a.m. Friday at East 6th Avenue and North Helena Street, police said in a news release.

A 66-year-old woman was crossing 6th Avenue, going north to south using the west crosswalk at Helena Street, when she was hit by the 28-year-old driver of a 2015 Ford F-350 truck. The truck was northbound on Helena, and the driver was making a left turn onto 6th Avenue.

The driver, a city employee, remained at the scene. He showed no signs of impairment, police said. He has not been cited in the crash.

The driver voluntarily submitted to a blood draw analysis after the collision, police said, per standard city and federal requirements involving employee-related crashes. Test results are pending and an investigation is ongoing.

The woman’s identity will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending notification of family.


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