Colasanti crossed SW 257th Avenue, from east to west, near SW 28th Street around 5:30 p.m. As Colasanti crossed, he was nearly hit by one vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes. Colasanti continued walking westbound, and moments later, was struck by a 2002 Dodge Durango, operated by a 39-year-old driver, traveling south on 257th Avenue.
Colasanti died at the scene from his injuries. He was not in a marked crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing at night. Police interviewed the driver and did not find signs of impairment. Speed is also not believed to be a factor.