[09-09-23] Fatal Collision: Man Struck and Killed While Crossing Westminster’s US 36 Onramp

In a tragic incident on Friday morning, a man lost his life while attempting to cross the onramp at Sheridan Boulevard onto U.S. Highway 36.


The Westminster Police Department reported that this unfortunate incident occurred around 6 a.m. when a truck was heading eastward across Sheridan Boulevard and collided with the pedestrian on the eastbound onramp. The pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing at the time, sustained critical injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. Tragically, he was later pronounced dead as a result of the accident. It’s worth noting that the driver of the truck involved in the incident remained at the scene and fully cooperated with the ongoing investigation, according to the authorities. As is standard procedure in such cases, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for officially identifying the victim once the autopsy is completed and the family has been notified of this devastating loss.

Source : KR News

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