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Pedestrian run over by Aurora officer was lying in roadway, CSP says

The crash happened in the area of East Quincy Avenue and South Nucla Street on Monday night.

AURORA, Colo. — A Utah man who died after he was run over by a vehicle driven by an on-duty officer with the Aurora Police Department (APD) was lying in the middle of the road prior to the crash, according to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

The crash happened at about 11:25 p.m. Monday night in the area of East Quincy Avenue and South Nucla Street, according to APD. That's near East Quincy Avenue and South Buckley Road in Aurora.

The APD officer was traveling east on East Quincy Avenue in a fully marked 2018 Ford Police SUV but was not responding to a call for service at the time, CSP said.

According to CSP, the officer advised he had hit a pedestrian and called for medical assistance. The victim, a 37-year-old man from Salt Lake City, was pronounced dead at the scene, CSP said. His name is being withheld while next of kin are being identified and notified. 

Investigators said that the victim was dressed in dark clothes and was lying in the eastbound lanes of East Quincy Avenue prior to being run over by the police SUV.  

Earlier, the victim was observed to be highly intoxicated in a nearby store prior to the crash, CSP said.

The APD vehicle has been taken for inspection and the case remains under investigation. No charges have been filed.

If you have any information about the incident contact Blowthewhistle@9news.com.

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