Driver struck and killed a pedestrian on Sheridan Boulevard

It’s the third fatal pedestrian crash this month.
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A file photo of police tape. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Police are investigating after a driver struck and killed a pedestrian on Sheridan Boulevard just south of 8th Avenue on Wednesday night.

The male victim, who has not been identified by police, was crossing the street in the middle of the block at 10:46 p.m. when the crash occurred.

The driver of the vehicle remained on-scene and is not facing charges at this time.

The incident marks the third fatal car crash involving a pedestrian this month. The other two crashes were hit-and-runs; both drivers were arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident, among other charges.

The city has had 70 fatal crashes as of Wednesday. According to city data, traffic deaths in Denver have steadily increased since 2011.

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