An 85-year-old cyclist died Tuesday after being hit by a garbage truck in Aurora

An 85-year-old cyclist died Tuesday after being hit by a garbage truck in Aurora, police said.

The crash occurred at around 2:55 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of East Exposition Avenue and South Havana Street, police said in a press release.

The utility vehicle was stopped in a westbound lane, waiting to turn north to Havana, police said. When the traffic light turned green, the truck driver turned off at the same time as the cyclist was crossing Havana on the zebra crossing in a westerly direction, the police said. The cyclist was hit by the truck. He was taken to a local hospital where he died on Tuesday.

The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperative, police said. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to contribute to the accident.

The identity of the cyclist was not disclosed in the police press release. Arapahoe County’s coroner office will release the victim’s name after his family is notified, police said.

An investigation is still ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has video footage of the incident, is encouraged to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 (STOP).

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