Police release more details about 17-year-old girl struck by car and killed in 6th Avenue crosswalk


AURORA | A teenage girl hit by a car last week at East Sixth Avenue and Peoria Street has died, police said.

The pedestrian, a 17-year-old girl, was struck by a vehicle about 3:30 p.m., May 10 and died at an area hospital from injuries sustained in the incident. The girl’s name has not been released.

Aurora police Officer Kevin Deichsel said the girl was crossing Sixth Avenue from north to the south when an eastbound vehicle hit her.

Police said witnesses told them the girl was at the crosswalk and began to cross against a red light and was struck. The girl may have been using a cellphone when she hit, police said.

The driver who struck the pedestrian stayed at the scene. Neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the crash, police said. The incident remains under investigation.

The crash happened a few blocks south of Aurora Central High School. Aurora Public Schools spokesman Corey Christiansen did not respond to a request for comment about whether the girl was a Central student.