Police Search For Driver Of Pickup Near Hit & Run

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Police want to talk to the driver of a pickup who was near the scene of a deadly hit-and-run along Interstate 76 last week.

The Adams County coroner identified the body found off Interstate 76 near 136th Avenue as that of Cindy Augustian, 51, of Aurora.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Police believe she first struck a pole, drove off I-76 into a ditch, and crashed into some bushes on Aug. 19.

911 received two calls from early morning drivers reporting a woman walking along the interstate, but police couldn’t find her. Then, at 6:20 a.m., another driver reported a body lying on the side of the road. It was the body of Augustian.

Cindy Augustian (credit: Kathy A. Hinkfuss)

Cindy Augustian (credit: Kathy A. Hinkfuss)

Police believe that a motorist struck her, and didn’t stop.

Witnesses told police they saw a driver checking his front passenger side door for damage near where Augustian was struck. That driver was in a dark-colored, extended cab pickup.

Police hope anyone who saw this man will call investigators.

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