- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Post is mourning the loss of a reporter who died after being hit by a vehicle while crossing a street.

The Post reports that Colleen O’Connor was struck Wednesday night in a crosswalk.

Police are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash and who had the right of way. O’Connor was walking across the street.

O’Connor joined the Post in July 2004. She was a reporter for the Post’s Now Team and previously worked as a food writer and city desk reporter.

Post editor Lee Ann Colacioppo (Co-la-SEE’-ah-poh) told employees she couldn’t imagine a more thoughtful and kind colleague and says the newspaper is a “poorer place without her.”

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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