AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Less than an hour after alerting the public, Aurora police officers located a black car alleged to have struck and killed an unidentified pedestrian Saturday morning. An image of the vehicle was captured on a surveillance camera.
The Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Section investigators believed the car to be a 2015-2018 Nissan Altima, and surmised it was missing the driver’s side portion of its front bumper. The rest of the bumper was thought to be damaged as well.READ MORE: VIDEO: Contractor Destroys Renovated Bathroom With Sledgehammer, Claims Nonpayment For Work
The collision occurred at about 6:40 a.m near the interchange of East Iliff Avenue and Interstate 225. The pedestrian was hit by the west-bound Nissan. The car continued westbound after the wreck and never returned.
The pedestrian, a woman, was crossing westbound Iliff following a separate two-car crash which she had been a part of, per an Aurora PD’s press release.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Friday Is The Coolest Day Since June, It Turns Even Cooler Next Week
“She was in the process of contacting the other driver from her crash, and had to walk across westbound East Iliff Avenue to do so,” APD stated.
The woman passed away later at a hospital.
Iliff Avenue travels underneath I-225 and a light rail overpass at this interchange. It expands to four westbound lanes just prior to reaching the highway.MORE NEWS: FBI Denver Joins Case Of Missing Woman Gabby Petito Last Believed To Be In Grand Teton National Park
No details were released about the Nissan’s suspected driver.