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85-year-old bicyclist killed in Aurora crash with trash truck

APD said the man was hit in a crosswalk when the commercial trash truck made a right-hand turn on a green light.

AURORA, Colo. — An 85-year-old man died after he was hit by a trash truck Monday while riding a bicycle in Aurora, the Aurora Police Department (APD) said. 

Officers responded about 2:54 p.m. to the crash at East Exposition Avenue and South Havana Street, APD said. That's near the intersection of South Havana Street and East Mississippi Avenue in northwest Aurora.

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APD said the man was hit in a crosswalk when the commercial trash truck made a right-hand turn on a green light. The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital and on Tuesday, died from his injuries.

The driver of the trash truck remained at the scene and was cooperative, APD said. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors to the incident.

The identity of the man will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office after a positive identification has been made and his next-of-kin has been notified.

APD is asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash cam footage, or any information about this incident, to contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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