DENVER (KDVR) – According to the Denver Police Department, they are investigating a vehicle crash that occurred at Race Street and East Colfax Avenue.

A motorist, allegedly driving a white Chrysler, hit and killed a pedestrian in a wheelchair on Friday evening while they were crossing the intersection at around 7 pm. According to police, the pedestrian did not have the light permitting him to cross the street.

Witnesses told FOX31 that the driver of the Chrysler was a woman they believed to be between 30- and 40-years-old and appeared to be in shock. She was allegedly on her way to work and did not see the pedestrian as the result of the setting sun temporarily blinding her.

The man in the wheelchair is known by many in the community, and witnesses said he spends his time here along Colfax Ave., where his life tragically ended.

Westbound Colfax Avenue at Race Street is closed and alternative routes have been advised.

Check back with FOX31 for updates as they come in.