Man struck, killed by vehicle on Redlands thoroughfare

GRETEL DAUGHERTY/The Daily Sentinel—A Grand Junction police officer stands by the scene of a fatal accident Tuesday at the intersection of Broadway and Greenwood Court, where a pedestrian was hit by a Chevy Uplander minivan. The man who was hit died at the scene.

A man was killed Tuesday night after being struck by a minivan on Broadway, closing a small stretch of the thoroughfare several hours.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Justin Mitchell said early investigation showed the man was in the eastbound lane of traffic when he was struck by a Chevrolet Uplander around 6 p.m. near the intersection with Greenwood Drive.

Emergency responders performed CPR on the man for several minutes, then covered his body with a white sheet.

The elderly man who was driving the minivan — its windshield was nearly shattered on the driver’s side — remained at the scene during the accident investigation. A man who identified himself as the driver’s son said his father was driving to visit his wife at a local nursing home, which he does every day.

Alcohol or drug impairment by the driver was not a suspected factor in the accident, Mitchell said.

Troopers and Grand Junction police closed Broadway in both directions from Monument Village Drive to Grand Junction Fire Station 5, 2155 Broadway, during the investigation.


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