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Thornton PD search for witnesses who may have seen man fall from back of truck

Posted at 4:11 PM, May 07, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-08 10:39:23-04

THORNTON, Colo. — The Thornton Police Department is searching for witnesses after a man possibly fell from the back of a truck and later died.

Thornton police and the Thornton Fire Department were called out to the 8700 block of Washington Street around 8:15 p.m. Saturday for a report of an injured man in the roadway. He later died from his injuries.

Investigators initially thought the man was hit by a vehicle while walking. However, it is now believed he possibly fell from the back of a truck.

According to Thornton police, a witness — only identified as a motorcyclist — directed other people to call 911 but left the scene before first responders arrived. The department is asking that person to call Thornton PD.

Anyone else with information about the incident is also asked to call the Thornton PD tip line at 720-977-5069.

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