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Police Investigate Fatal Auto vs Pedestrian Collision

Released on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

On October 18, 2023 at approximately 7:28pm, Fort Collins Police were notified of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the 4600 block of South College Avenue. When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male in the roadway with serious injuries. The male was pronounced deceased from his injuries. Due to this being a fatal collision, the Fort Collins Police CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team responded to take over the investigation.

So far, the investigation has revealed that a 2008 white Chevrolet work van was travelling southbound on College Avenue when it collided with the male pedestrian who was crossing from the east side of the road to the west. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark colored clothing when the collision happened.

“This is an unfortunate event that will have a long-lasting impact on multiple people involved. We ask that pedestrians utilize crosswalks for their safety, especially on roadways where the speed limits are higher,” said Sergeant Mike Avrech who oversees the Fort Collins Police CRASH Team.

Southbound College Avenue was closed in between Harmony Road to South Mason Street for approximately 4 hours while investigators processed the scene. We are asking businesses in this area who may have surveillance footage of the roadway to check and see if it captured anything, and anyone with information regarding this incident who has not already spoken to police to contact Officer Phillip Morris at (970) 221-6540.