Man hit by truck last week dies


By BRANDON JOHANSSON, Staff Writer

AURORA | A 79-year-old man struck by a truck last week near East Colfax Avenue and Laredo Street has died, police said.

Enrique Garcia-Esquibel died in an area hospital Monday from injuries he sustained in the Sept. 6 crash, police said.

Based on the preliminary investigation, traffic officers believe Garcia-Esquibel was crossing Laredo from the east to the west on the south side of Colfax around 8:40 a.m. Sept. 6.

As Garcia-Esquibel crossed the street, a Chevrolet truck, driven by Christopher Osborn, 51, of Lakewood, was heading west on Colfax and turned onto to southbound Laredo, police said.

Osborn did not see Garcia-Esquibel and the truck hit him in the intersection, police said, sending him to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Osborn stayed on the scene until police arrived and is assisting officers with their investigation, police said.

No charges have been filed and police are still investigating the crash.

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