AURORA,Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police say the driver in a fatal hit and run has turned herself in.

The driver struck and killed a pedestrian early Sunday morning and then drove away.

It happened just before 3 a.m. on East Colfax Avenue near Quentin.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Aurora Police say they have a witness telling them that a man was lying in one of the lanes on Colfax when the driver ran him over.

She turned herself in to police at around 10 a.m.

According to investigators she told them she was driving east on Colfax Avenue when a car swerved in front of her.

When she refocused her attention on the road she saw a small bundle lying in the lane in front of her and she ran over it.

At the time she told police she didn’t know what it was that she hit so she drove back around and that’s when she realized it was a person and she got scared and drove off.

“This young lady, if she would’ve stopped probably what we know at this point would probably not have any charges at all that she would be facing but because she left potentially there is some charges so its always best to stop and render aid. You are required to by law,” said Lt. Jeff Turner from the Aurora Police Department.

The name of the victim has not been released but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

There are no charges pending against that driver right now but Aurora Police said that will likely change.

They don’t know how the man ended up in the street although they believe he was intoxicated.

Police are still looking for more witnesses who were on the scene and saw the accident.

Medina Alerts are sent out so everyone can be on the lookout for a hit-an-run driver. Aurora is the latest city in the metro area to join in the program. Medina Alerts have already been a success in the city of Denver.

The program is named after Jose Medina, a parking valet killed in a hit-and-run in Denver in 2011.

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