Brother Of Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Offers Apology To Victim’s Family

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A man accused in a deadly hit-and-run Friday night appeared in court Monday morning.

Just weeks from his high school graduation, Jordan Sprouse, 18, died after being in a collision at 32nd Avenue and Kipling Street. Police say Alton Kirkland, 23, was driving the other car and he ran from the scene.

Jordan Sprouse (credit: CBS)

Jordan Sprouse (credit: CBS)

Officers arrested Kirkland a short time later. He’s facing charges of vehicular homicide. He’s also accused of leaving a woman and two children in the car he was driving behind at the scene.

A video advisement for Kirkland was held Monday morning and the judge called the charges of felony menacing and vehicular homicide extremely concerning. She set the bond at $50,000 cash and he cannot the drive or drink alcohol.

Alton Kirkland (credit: Wheat Ridige Police Department)

Alton Kirkland (credit: Wheat Ridige Police Department)

The judge also brought under consideration his prior record which includes felony theft and failure to appear in court, to name a few. The suspect’s brother, Jeremiah Kirkland, was also in court to support him. He says he’s sorry for the victim’s family.

“I would just like to say I do apologize to the family; thoughts and prayers go to them for the loss of their son,” Jeremiah Kirkland said.

Jeremiah Kirkland outside of court on Monday (credit: CBS)

Jeremiah Kirkland outside of court on Monday (credit: CBS)

The next court date will be the filing of formal charges, which is set for the morning of May 9.

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