Englewood Police Say Suspect In Fatal Hit & Run Admitted Drinking Alcohol

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Englewood have released the name of a suspect they say was involved in a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead Wednesday night.

Police say they arrested Kyle Ceja, 28, in connection with the death.

The scene Wednesday night (credit: CBS)

The scene Wednesday night (credit: CBS)

The crash happened near Federal Boulevard and West Belleview Avenue. Police say Ceja was drunk and told them he was speeding when he hit a person crossing the street. That person, a 54-year-old Hispanic man, later died.

“Due to the force of the impact, the victim was thrown into the eastbound lanes of traffic on West Belleview Avenue where he was later found to be deceased,” police said in a statement.

Ceja drove off but officers were able to track him down. He’s facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges.

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