On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at approximately 4:10 p.m., Pueblo Police were dispatched to the 200 block of Broadway Avenue in reference to a motor vehicle crash. Witnesses stated that a maroon Jeep had hit a pedestrian. The driver, later identified as 40-year-old Danny Espinoza, had fled the scene on foot. Citizens were able to detain Espinoza prior to the officers’ arrival.
Officers arrived and found an adult male party deceased on scene. The victim in this incident will be identified by the Pueblo County Coroner after appropriate notifications have been made.
Both Crime Scene Investigation and Traffic responded. The investigation revealed that Espinoza had driven into the opposite lanes of travel and struck the victim standing outside his parked vehicle.
Espinoza was evaluated for Driving Under the Influence and booked into Pueblo County Detention Center for Vehicular Homicide, Driving Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death, and Careless Driving -Resulting in Death.
The information contained in this press release is based on preliminary information available at the time of its drafting. The Pueblo Police Department’s understanding of this incident may change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed, and reviewed. The purpose of this press release is to provide timely information to the public. In consideration of the foregoing, please be advised that any statements expressed herein are subject to change at any time.