Pedestrian run over by RTD bus, alcohol suspected

DENVER - A young man was killed late Friday night when he was run over by an RTD bus in southwest Denver, police confirmed Saturday.

It happened about 11:30 p.m. on West Alameda Avenue at South Knox Street.

The man ran up to the rear door and tried to board the bus but slipped and fell under the rear wheels, police said.

The man was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the victim may have been intoxicated.  An autopsy will confirm the cause of death and determine if alcohol was a factor.

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