Motorcyclist killed after running red light and crashing into SUV, Aurora police say

A motorcyclist died Saturday after speeding through a red light in Aurora and crashing into another vehicle, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a crash at the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Quintero Street at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department.

The preliminary investigation revealed the man riding the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Iliff Avenue when he collided with a Honda SUV traveling southbound on Quintero Street, the release stated.

Police said the motorcyclist was “traveling at a high rate of speed and disregarded the red light at the intersection” before crashing into the Honda.

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The driver of the SUV was uninjured, and the driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he died from his his injuries Saturday afternoon, according to the release.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release his name at a later time.

The crash, which remains under investigation, marks Aurora’s 47th traffic-related death this year.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

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