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Pedestrian Killed In Hit & Run On South Colorado Boulevard

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An image from the scene (credit: CBS)

An image from the scene (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run of a female pedestrian that occurred Thursday morning.

The incident happened at South Colorado Boulevard and East Exposition Avenue at approximately 9:45 a.m.

Police said they were searching for a white sedan with license plate 085-DXX. They located a 1985 Chevy Impala resembling the description later in the day. They are calling the car a “vehicle of interest” in the case and had it towed to get a better look at it.

Police towing the vehicle of interest (credit: Rick Sallinger)

Police towing the vehicle of interest (credit: Rick Sallinger)

“Right now we don’t know if its involvement is confirmed or not. That’s part of our investigative process,” Sgt. Mike Farr with Denver Police Traffic Investigations said.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Witnesses said the woman was walking across Colorado Boulevard from west to east with the light when a car turned the corner, struck her and fled.

Witnesses told police the car was turning right on red, which is legal, unless there is a hazard, such as a pedestrian.

“Clearly hitting the pedestrian means that there was a hazard that had to be dealt with,” Farr said. “Then of course what makes it worse now is that the vehicle fled the scene.”

Police have spoken to the 85-year-old owner of the car. He has not been placed under arrest.

The name of the victim hasn’t been released.

Additional Resources

The Denver Police Department released the following information about the case:

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com.

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