[AURORA, Ill. – Monday, January 13, 2020]: The Aurora Police Department is investigating after a man was struck and killed in a hit and run crash on Aurora’s near west side Monday evening.
Just before 7:00 p.m., Aurora Police responded to reports of a person struck by a vehicle in the 500 block of South River Street. When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway. Aurora Fire Department paramedics attempted to perform lifesaving measures, but unfortunately pronounced the man dead on the scene.
Responding officers immediately began looking for the vehicle that struck the man, but learned it had fled the scene. Officers began radioing information about potential suspect vehicles to other officers and nearby departments in the area.
Aurora Police’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene to begin conducting an investigation into the crash. Traffic investigators used state-of-the-art drone technology to create a 3D digital map of the scene that allows investigators to see specific details and measurements of the scene.
South River Street was closed down between Prairie Street and Second Street while traffic investigators reconstructed the accident. Aurora’s Emergency Management Agency provided light trucks and street blockades to assist with road closures and scene lighting.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is on-going. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-256-5330 or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information anonymously.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.
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(APD Report #: AUPR20000671)