Person killed after being dragged by RTD bus near downtown Littleton

LITTLETON, Colo. -- A man was killed after being hit and dragged by an RTD bus near downtown Littleton on Thursday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Littleton Police Department said the person was dragged from Prince Street to near Windermere Street -- a distance of about five blocks.

Police closed eastbound Littleton Boulevard between Prince and Windermere Streets while authorities investigated.

Police said the man appears to have first come in contact with the bus near a bus stop. It's not known how he ended up under the bus.

Officers say it appears the bus driver did not know the man was under the bus. A driver notice, sped past the bus and stopped it.

The man was believed to have been in his 30s. He has not been identified.