DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police continue to search for the driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash days after the crash happened. On Tuesday, the Denver Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Victor Barela.

The accident happened shortly before 1 a.m. May 25 on Evans Avenue at Bryant Street. The victim, Barela, 59, was pronounced dead on scene from blunt force injuries.

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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 with a license plate believed to be BFO-065.

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Denver police said the hit-and-run driver was heading eastbound when Barela was struck. The driver did not stop.

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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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