Deadly hit-and-run spurs Medina Alert for stolen truck out of Aurora

AURORA - A pedestrian in Aurora was struck and killed by a person driving a stolen truck in the wee hours of Monday morning, according to police.

Detectives spent the day searching for the vehicle, which was finally located at around 5 p.m. 

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes at East Colfax Ave. and North Kingston Street at 12:05 a.m. Monday.  

An adult male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Witness statements said the white F-250 struck the victim as he crossed the road.

Aurora Police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation activated a 'Medina Alert' around 10 a.m., asking drivers to be on the lookout for a 2007 white Ford pickup truck they believe fled the scene.

Aurora police also said the truck has a broken or burnt out left driver's side headlight.

The truck was last seen driving north on Peoria from East 30th Ave. It's unclear where it was recovered. 

No suspect description was immediately available.

Police were made aware of the stolen white Ford F-250 shortly after the crash, and attempted to pull the vehicle over.

Instead, the driver accelerated away from police, traveling north at high speeds near 30th Ave, and North Peoria Street.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Steve Chinn at 303-739-6342.

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