AURORA – The victim of a hit-and-run crash on Aurora's near west side Monday has been identified.
Brent Jean, 57, of Aurora, was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 500 block of South River Street, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. Aurora Police responded to the crash just before 7 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found Jean lying in the road, the release stated. Aurora Fire Department paramedics attempted to perform lifesaving measures, but unfortunately, pronounced Jean dead on the scene, according to the release.
Responding officers immediately began looking for the vehicle that struck Jean, but learned it had fled the scene, the release stated. Officers began radioing information about potential suspect vehicles to other officers and nearby departments in the area.
Aurora Police’s Traffic Unit responded to the scene to begin conducting an investigation into the crash. Traffic investigators used state-of-the-art drone technology to create a 3D digital map of the scene that allows investigators to see specific details and measurements of the scene, according to the release.
South River Street was closed down between Prairie Street and Second Street while traffic investigators reconstructed the accident. Aurora’s Emergency Management Agency provided light trucks and street blockades to assist with road closures and scene lighting.
The investigation into the circumstances of the crash is continuing Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the Aurora Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 630-256-5330 or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000 to report information anonymously.
Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards up to $5,000 and anonymity to citizens who furnish information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.