DENVER (AP) – Denver police have arrested a man suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 32-year-old woman.

Police Chief Robert White said Thursday that 25-year-old Dennis Esquibel was in custody. District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says Esquibel faces charges including leaving the scene of a deadly accident. Formal charges likely won’t be filed until next week.

Laura McDermott was struck around 1 a.m. Sunday as she was crossing South Broadway.

On Tuesday, investigators released surveillance video that briefly showed the vehicle believed to have struck McDermott. The next day, workers spotted a car matching the description of the vehicle near railroad tracks in south Denver.

mcdermott Police Arrest Suspect In Fatal Broadway Hit & Run

Laura McDermott (credit: CBS)

Investigators say Esquibel is the son of the vehicle owner. Esquibel’s mother is suggesting her son’s girlfriend was the driver.

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