A Colorado man accused of assaulting his partner was hit and killed by a commercial truck while attempting to flee police, Fox 31 reported.
Early Wednesday morning, shortly after midnight, officers from the Greeley Police Department were sent to an apartment complex after receiving reports about a man punching and kicking a woman. After the accused 31-year-old grabbed multiple knives and continued to assault the woman further, the suspect fled the scene in his vehicle before police had arrived.
As the woman was taken to a nearby hospital, officers spotted her attacker returning, and attempted to pull him over. The suspect then pulled into a dead end, exited his vehicle, and began to flee on foot. With police chasing after him, the man climbed a fence, and began crossing a busy highway. Before reaching the other side, he was hit by a large commercial truck.
Though his identity has not be released, officials say that the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a statement released by Greeley Police Department, an investigation is still ongoing, but drugs, alcohol, or speed do not appear to be contributing factors to the deadly crash. Fortunately, the victim, who remains in the hospital, is expected to recover.