Man Dies After Stepping into Oncoming Traffic

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A man died in an area hospital Friday, after authorities said he stepped into traffic and was hit by a vehicle.

The accident happened on the 5th Street bridge, just after 4pm.

The Grand Junction Police Department said an 18 year old male was driving a passenger car northbound over the bridge, when he struck an adult male who stepped off the curb into oncoming traffic.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Officers said the teen driver has been fully cooperative with law enforcement, and they say no charges are resulting from this crash at this time.

The investigation is currently ongoing.


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