Denver Post reporter dies after being hit in crosswalk

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 told employees she couldn't imagine a more thoughtful and kind colleague and says the newspaper is a "poorer place without her."