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'(He) was so much bigger': Trick-or-treater, 15, hit by car in Aurora Sunday dies

Teen hit by car in Aurora_Oct 31 2021
Posted at 5:53 AM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 14:04:01-04

AURORA, Colo. — A 15-year-old boy died Sunday evening in Aurora after he was hit by a car.

Around 6:15 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian on S. Chambers Road near E. Hampden Circle. Once they arrived at the scene, they discovered that a 15-year-old boy had been struck by a Subaru Forester. The driver of the car stayed at the scene.

The boy was transported to a hospital and later died, police said.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators determined that the driver had been traveling northbound on S. Chambers Road just south of E. Hampden Circle. According to early investigations, police said they believe the boy stepped into the pathway of the car.

Investigators said they don't believe the driver was speeding or under the influence.

A verified GoFundMe campaign identified the teen as Wyatt.


Natalie Hernandez, a relative who started the fund Monday morning, said he was just starting out his night of trick-or-treating when he was struck by a vehicle.

"Wyatt was so much bigger than a short paragraph detailing his life," Hernandez wrote. "Our family is asking for prayers during this inconceivable time."

The GoFundMe was created to pay for Wyatt's funeral and in just a few hours, the community raised $10,000.

Anybody who witnessed the crash or has dash camera footage is asked to contact the Aurora Police Department at 303-739-6000 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.