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.READ MORE: Tour New Olympic Museum In Colorado Springs With The Legendary Peggy Fleming
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.READ MORE: Search For 3 Missing After Larimer County Flooding To Resume Saturday
Denver police said the hit-and-run driver was heading eastbound when Barela was struck. The driver did not stop.MORE NEWS: Tri-County Health: Non-Vaccinated COVID Patients Account For 95% Of Hospitalizations
Regardless of the circumstances behind the accident, Colorado law requires drivers who hit someone to stop and help.