An investigation into the loss of life of a girl who was struck and killed early on New Yr’s Day on Interstate 25 after an Uber driver left her on the facet of the freeway is ongoing.
The lady, whose identification has not been launched publicly, was hit two vehicles at 12:33 a.m. Sunday within the northbound lanes of I-25 between 144th Avenue and Colorado 7 in Thornton, in line with Thornton police.
“We’re attempting to see if the motive force is accountable,” mentioned Officer Jesus Mendez. Thornton Police Division speaker.
Investigators imagine the rideshare driver left the lady and her associates on the facet of the freeway after she grew to become “sick” within the automobile, Mendez mentioned. After exiting, which “turned onto the correct facet of the street on the broad shoulder,” the lady entered the freeway lane and was struck by two automobiles.
As a part of the continuing investigation, police are looking the realm the place the motive force drove to find out if the cease passed off. authorized or visitors violation. Some components of the freeway are marked with indicators prohibiting stopping. Mendez couldn’t say Tuesday whether or not the realm the place the deadly incident occurred is a part of the restricted parking space.
“We try to finish the remainder of our investigation,” Mendez mentioned.
Mendez on Tuesday described the trip as involving an Uber, although he declined to launch the identify of the motive force.
In an e-mail Tuesday night, an Uber spokesperson mentioned the corporate was “unable to substantiate that this incident occurred throughout an Uber trip booked by the Uber app.”
On Sunday, New Yr’s Day, the primary driver “ran over” the lady with the truck and didn’t cease. Then the second automobile hit the lady, who died on the spot. He was 20 years outdated, Mendez mentioned. The Adams County Coroner’s Workplace will launch the sufferer’s identify as soon as his household has been notified.
The truck driver, 33-year-old Adam Woolley, was arrested Monday and charged with hit-and-run leading to loss of life, police mentioned. The second driver remained on the scene, cooperated with police and was not charged.