Silvia Miramontes was Killed on 15th Street After a Motorist Struck Her in the Crosswalk

The driver, Tanner Reid, was charged with a misdemeanor.

The crosswalk where Tanner Reid hit Silvia Miramontes, ending her life. Photo: David Sachs
The crosswalk where Tanner Reid hit Silvia Miramontes, ending her life. Photo: David Sachs

We have some more information on the death of Silvia Miramontes, 55, who was killed earlier this summer crossing 15th Street at Little Raven Street in Lower Downtown.

Miramontes was in the crosswalk a little after 10 p.m. on June 13, walking south, obeying the walk signal. That’s when Tanner Reid, 21, struck her with a Ford F350 pickup truck, according to Denver Police Department documents. Reid was taking a left onto 15th from Little Raven when he hit the victim. She died two days later.

Reid was charged with careless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a minimum of a $300 fine with no jail time. He faces two less serious charges as well. Reid is scheduled to enter a plea September 18.

Miramontes was the seventh pedestrian killed by a motorist on Denver streets this year. In all, 12 people have died just trying to walk around the city in 2018.


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