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Jim Tillmon (credit: Denver Police)

Jim Tillmon (credit: Denver Police)

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DENVER (CBS4) – A man accused in a deadly hit-and-run accident at Parker and Quebec Thursday night turned himself into police on Saturday.

Police said Jim Tillmon allegedly hit a woman walking across the street.

Police said the car Tillmon was driving was found abandoned in an apartment complex not far from the scene.

“One of the first things we would do is reach out to the registered owner of the car to find out if in fact they were driving the vehicle at the time of this accident,” Detective John White with Denver police said.

The car is a 2002 blue Buick Rendezvous. Evidence markers on the scene indicated debris from the car scattered across the road. Police said the car did not belong to Tillmon and that the registered owner is cooperating with investigators.

“The wrong thing to do is leave the crime scene,” White said.

The coroner has identified the woman that was hit as 61-year-old Zewde Ali.

Records show Tillmon has an extensive criminal history, including lots of drug offenses. His mother in Michigan says he is currently on probation. She said she talked to her son last week. She said if he’s in trouble he wouldn’t tell her about it.

Anyone with more information is asked to call police.

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