Pedestrian struck, killed by pickup in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Police Department

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (KDVR) — A pedestrian died after being struck by a pickup truck in Fort Collins on Friday night.

According to Fort Collins Police Services, the crash was reported at 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of East Prospect Road and South College Avenue.

Police say the driver of a 2013 Dodge 2500 pickup was going north on College when a pedestrian ran from west to east across the road. The pickup struck the pedestrian.

The pickup driver had a green light and the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time, police said.

The pedestrian — a man — was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The pickup driver was uninjured and stopped at the scene. Police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

Roads were closed in the area for about four hours during the investigation.

“While we are still investigating the circumstances of why the pedestrian was in the roadway, our thoughts are with all who witnessed and were involved in this tragic incident,” said Fort Collins Police Lt. Mike Trombley.

Anyone who witnessed the crash who has not already spoken with police is asked to contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at: 970-416-2224.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name.

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