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Semi truck hits, kills scooter driver

Posted at 8:38 AM, Feb 19, 2016

A semi-truck hit and killed the driver of a low-powered scooter in Loveland.

It happened at 7:44 Friday morning at Rocky Mountain Avenue and E. 37th Street.

Police originally said this was a pedestrian crash, but a Denver7's photographer on scene saw a scooter under the semi.

Loveland police said the driver of the low-powered scooter was in front of the semi-truck at a stop sign. When the semi-truck driver turned, he hit the scooter driver from behind.

The 32-year-old victim was taken to the hospital, but did not survive. His name has not yet been released.

Police said no impairment or texting is suspected in this case. A Commercial Motor Vehicle inspector was called to the scene to inspect the semi-truck.

Loveland police said the Loveland Police Department Technical Accident Investigation team is investigating the crash.

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