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Colorado State Patrol investigators said a pedestrian who was struck and killed in Lafayette on Monday might have been intoxicated when he stepped into traffic.

State patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the pedestrian, a 72-year-old Boulder man, was crossing Arapahoe Road near Wicklow Street at 5:24 p.m. Monday when he was hit by a 2014 Honda SUV being driven by a 73-year-old woman from Boulder.

Lewis said investigators believe the man, who has not yet been publicly identified by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office, was intoxicated when he walked into traffic and in front of the driver. The man was walking north on the east-west highway, which does not have any crosswalks in that area.

The driver was not injured and remained on scene. Lewis said investigators do not believe speed or alcohol were factors on the part of the driver, and no charges have been filed at this time.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death, while the Colorado State Patrol will continue to investigate the crash.

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