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Aurora police: Man arrested and accused of running over brother with truck, killing him

Posted at 11:50 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 14:47:05-04

AURORA, Colo. – A man was arrested Friday on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence after he allegedly ran over his brother with his truck and killed him as he was walking down the street.

Lee Fabricius, 50, was booked into the Aurora jail Friday on suspicion of vehicular homicide—DUI, driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in death charges. He was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday morning, according to court records.

Aurora police said Fabricius was driving eastward in the 22600 block of Heritage Parkway Thursday night around 10 p.m. and drove his pickup truck off the side of the road into a park bench and trees, along with a pedestrian whom police said may have been walking down the sidewalk.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian who was killed as 60-year-old Dale Fabricius, and police said the two were brothers. An affidavit for Lee's arrest says Dale's body was found in bushes near the site of the crash.

Lee Fabricius was hospitalized after the crash, and police said they believed alcohol was a factor in the crash, but they were awaiting toxicology reports. According to an affidavit for his arrest, Fabricius told an officer he had two beers prior to the crash. Blood samples were taken while he was at the hospital, according to the affidavit. He was booked into jail on Friday.

Lee Fabricius was being held at the Arapahoe County jail on a $50,000 bond before his court hearing Monday.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.