Driver Identified In Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Hit & Run
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police have identified the suspect believed to be the driver in a fatal hit and run that happened on Interstate 225 Sunday night.
Authorities arrested 31-year-old Tashima Littleton of Denver Sunday night and believe her to be the driver of a car that struck and killed a pedestrian.
Police believe she was drinking.
According to police the crash happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. when a 22-year-old male pedestrian was crossing the southbound lanes of I-225 between 17th Place and Interstate 70.
The male was struck by a suburban vehicle being driven by an adult female who failed to stop and fled the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.
The identity of the victim is not being released until next of kin has been notified.
Police said a witness followed the vehicle and provided police with a description and license plate number.
Patrol officers found the suspect and vehicle a short time later.
Evidence tied the vehicle and suspect to the crash.
Tashima has been released with charges pending once the investigation is complete.