Woman killed after being hit, dragged under camping trailer in Aurora hit-and-run

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AURORA, Colo. -- A woman was killed after she was dragged for several blocks under a camping trailer that began with a minor accident on Monday, the Aurora Police Department said.

About 5:30 p.m., a pickup truck pulling a camping trailer backed into a sedan in a parking lot near East Mississippi Avenue and South Chambers Road, police said.

The male driver of the truck left the scene, going southbound on Chambers Road. The sedan with two women and one man followed the truck.

The pickup driver turned west onto East Mexico Avenue and pulled over several hundred feet later.

The man and his wife in the sedan approached the driver of the pickup about the accident.

Police said the pickup truck driver began to make a U-turn, with the camping trailer running over the woman.

She became trapped under the trailer for several blocks before being dislodged, police said.

Several people called 911 and they followed the truck and trailer. Just before 5:45 p.m., officers found the truck and trailer and took the driver into custody.

The woman who was run over was taken to a hospital where she later died.

The names and ages of the driver and the woman were not released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-739-6317.

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