[6-5-22] Witness: Man Killed After Being Struck by Car, Thrown Into Wall of Building

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A crash involving a man walking his bicycle across the street and a vehicle is being investigated by Englewood police. The crash happened Saturday morning at 4455 South Broadway.

A witness told CBS4 that a man was walking his bicycle across the street when a car traveling southbound on Broadway struck him. The witness said that man was thrown into the wall of a business.

The car at the scene of the crash was on its roof and badly damaged. The building was also severely damaged in the crash. Several businesses are inside the building, including a locksmith and barbershop.

Broadway was closed to traffic during the crash investigation. The identity of the deceased has not been released.

Source: CBS Denver

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