By Melissa Garcia

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police are searching for the driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash.

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The accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. Friday on Evans Avenue at Bryant Street.

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Authorities issued a Medina alert to ask for the public’s help to find the car involved in the wreck. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a 2001 red Chevy sedan. Its license plate is believed to be: BFO-065.

“It’s a busy intersection,” said Daniel Anastasov, who works at the auto body shop right in front of where the accident occurred. “There’s always accidents right out in front of us.”

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Denver police said the hit and run driver was heading eastbound when he/she struck a pedestrian and did not stop.

The injured man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Denver Coroner’s office has not yet released the victim’s identity.

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Regardless of the circumstances behind the accident, Colorado law requires drivers who hit someone to stop and help.

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Melissa Garcia has been reporting for CBS4 News since March 2014. Find her bio here, follow her on Twitter @MelissaGarciaTV, or send your story idea to mkgarcia@cbs.com.