3 Dead After Driver Suffers Apparent Medical Emergency, Crashes Into Pedestrians In Aurora

<3 Dead After Driver Suffers Apparent Medical Emergency, Crashes Into Pedestrians In Aurora>

The driver of a van crashed into and killed two pedestrians in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon after suffering an apparent medical emergency, police said.

The van’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene as were two adult pedestrians, who were struck on the sidewalk along East Iliff Avenue near South Buckley Road around 1:10 p.m., Aurora police spokesman Francisco Saucedo said during a news briefing.

“One of our investigators was able to communicate with the passenger (of the van), who stated that (the driver) was suffering from some kind of medical problem,” Saucedo said.

The driver was male and the two pedestrians who were killed were women, police said. Ages were not available, their names will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office following notification of next-of-kin.

Investigators will work to determine what happened to the driver, Saucedo added.

Kieran Nicholson, The Denver PostA driver and two pedestrians are dead after the driver suffered an apparent medical emergency and struck people on the sidewalk along East Iliff Avenue near South Buckley Road in Aurora on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

The passenger, a woman, and a third pedestrian, a man, were transported to an area hospital, police said. The passenger suffered minor injuries. The pedestrian was determined not to have been physically injured, but was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

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The van was traveling westbound on Iliff and jumped a curb, hit the pedestrians on the sidewalk and crashed into a nearby tree.

Westbound Iliff was shut down at South Pagosa Way for about five hours as investigators worked the scene. It reopened to traffic at about 6 p.m., police said.

Around 2:45 p.m., police said traffic investigators planned to “electronically scan the area and piece together what led up to this tragic crash.”

Source : https://www.denverpost.com/2021/10/13/aurora-iliff-buckley-crash-pedestrians/

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