An Aurora man was killed in a traffic crash Friday night (Jan. 25) when he apparently lost control of his car and hit a tree in a residential area.

Police said Erik O. Hilston, 47, was found dead inside a 2005 Buick LaCrosse at 11:22 p.m. after an accident was reported in the 100 block of North Park Drive.

Police said the car had driven off the right side of the snow-covered road. It was heavily damaged on the drivers side, police said.

Firefighters were called to open the damaged vehicle so Hilston could be removed.

Hilston was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is continuing.