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Pedestrian hit, killed at Highlands Ranch intersection Wednesday

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Mar 06, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-07 14:27:33-05

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver on Wednesday morning in Highlands Ranch, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

A family member identified the person who died as a Highlands Ranch seventh-grader in a GoFundMe post, verified by GoFundMe Regional Spokesperson Alex White Thursday.

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The driver stayed on the scene, said Deputy Cocha Heyden, public information officer with the agency.

The crash happened off Venneford Ranch Road and Highlands Ranch Parkway just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

One lane of eastbound Highlands Ranch Parkway at Venneford Ranch Road closed, the sheriff's office said. The agency recommended drivers find an alternative route.

The sheriff's office also confirmed that a deputy headed to this scene was involved in a separate crash when a driver did not yield to the deputy. Nobody was injured in that crash. That driver was issued a citation.

Pedestrian hit, killed at Highlands Ranch intersection

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