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Pedestrian who died after getting hit by multiple vehicles is identified

The pedestrian was walking along East Smith Road in Aurora when he was hit by at least two vehicles.
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AURORA, Colo. — A pedestrian who was killed Wednesday night after getting hit by at least two vehicles in Aurora has been identified.

The Adams County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 26-year-old Rahjeem Jaleo Edwards, of Aurora.

The cause and manner of death remained under investigation, the coroner's office said.

On Dec. 4, shortly after 5:30 p.m., the Aurora Public Safety Communications Center received calls stating that a pedestrian had been struck by several vehicles in the 18900 block of East Smith Road.

An investigation revealed the pedestrian was walking along East Smith Road when they were struck by one vehicle and then another vehicle, APD said. Those two drivers remained on the scene and were cooperating with the investigation.

It was also reported that a third vehicle was involved but that driver did not remain on scene, according to APD.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and later pronounced deceased, APD said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section at 720-432-5095. 

This was the 30th traffic-related traffic fatality in Aurora this year, APD said.

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