Aurora Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed by a vehicle on Aurora’s west side late Thursday evening.
Just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aurora Police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the 2600 block of West Galena Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found a man in extremely critical condition.
Aurora Fire Department paramedics transported the man to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Depo Lo of Aurora.
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. Detectives from Aurora Police’s Investigations Bureau also conducted interviews with potential witnesses. The driver the vehicle remained on the scene after the accident.
Galena Boulevard was shut down between Canterbury Road and North Hankes Road 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 roadway was reopened just before 2 a.m.
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.