AURORA, Colo. — Two men were killed after being hit by vehicles on East Colfax Avenue Friday night.
Aurora Police Department (APD) said the crashes happened on East Colfax Avenue near Uvalda Street at around 7:50 p.m. Friday, March 18. That's near the campuses of University Hospital and Children's Hospital.
A man was attempting to cross East Colfax Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle, APD said. The driver of the vehicle immediately pulled over after the crash to render aid, APD said. Police said when the driver got out of his vehicle he was hit by another vehicle traveling westbound on East Colfax Avenue.
The driver of the second vehicle pulled over and remained on scene, police said.
In a news release, APD said the pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash and the second victim was transported to the hospital where they later died.
The westbound lanes of East Colfax Avenue were closed at Ursula Street while officers investigated the crash and gathered more information, police said.
The Adams County coroner's office identified the two men killed as:
- 50-year-old Jeffrey Sorow Scott Allen
- 74-year-old Willie Davis Jr.
Investigators have not yet said who was the initial pedestrian that was hit, and who was the second man that was hit.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.
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