Man dies following crash at Colfax and Birch Wednesday morning, police say

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Posted at 10:34 AM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 18:58:02-04

UPDATE | Friday, 4:45 p.m. — The pedestrian who died Tuesday evening after he was hit by a driver along E. Colfax Avenue has been identified as Christopher Apodaca, 28, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. His cause of death was multiple blunt injuries.


DENVER – A pedestrian died following a late Tuesday night crash on E. Colfax Avenue, according to the Denver Police Department.

The man, who was not identified, was taken a hospital with serious injuries after the crash, which was reported by Denver police shortly after 10 p.m.

The crash happened at the intersection with Birch Street, police said.

He was pronounced dead early Wednesday morning by officers.

No other information about the crash was immediately available.