AURORA - An Aurora firefighter was killed on Friday morning when the bicycle he was riding was hit by a pickup. Aurora Fire says Jason Murphy was riding his bike to work at 7:30 a.m. when he was in the accident.
Aurora Police say it happened on East Quincy Avenue near South Uravan Street along Quincy Reservoir.
Police say the driver of a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, 49-year-old William Nale, hit Murphy as he was using a marked crosswalk to Summit Elementary School. Nale told police he could not see because of the morning sun.
Murphy was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries and passed away.