AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are searching for a gold-colored SUV with front end damage. They believe the driver of that vehicle hit a pedestrian who later died.
Detectives said the SUV hit the man at about 8 p.m. Saturday while the man was trying to cross Havana just north of Mississippi in west central Aurora.
While the man was waiting in the median for a break in traffic he was struck by the SUV. The impact threw the man into southbound traffic where he was struck by a Toyota Corolla and was trapped under the car.
He was dragged until other drivers were able to alert the Corolla’s driver to stop. The man was rushed to the hospital where he died.
Police said the driver of the Corolla likely won’t face charges.
“She did the right thing. She was driving down the road, a pedestrian is suddenly flung in front of her that her vehicle impacts. She may have froze up she may not have realized she hit something. She may have thought there was ice on the road. We just don’t know at this point. We’ll determine that in the interview. I don’t see any charges at this point unless alcohol or drugs are involved in some way,” said Aurora Police Lt. Chuck Deshazer.
The man who was killed has not been identified.
The gold SUV is described as possibly a late model Ford Explorer with front end damage on the passenger side.
Investigators will be bringing in experts this week to determine the exact make and model by identifying debris left at the scene.