Pedestrian hit, killed by driver on West Colfax in Denver

DENVER -- A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a driver on Thursday morning, the Denver Police Department said.

The accident happened before 7 a.m. on West Colfax Avenue between Federal Boulevard and Irving Street.

Police said the victim was a middle-aged man. He has not been identified. The driver of the red van traveling westbound remained at the scene, police said.

Colfax Avenue was closed between in both directions between Federal and Irving. It reopened about 9:20 a.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.