AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – An Uber customer was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Monday morning on Interstate 225 near Parker Road. The interstate was closed for several hours from Parker Road to Yosemite Street and reopened at 7 a.m.

 

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

A Jeep hit a Toyota sedan early Monday morning near the Parker Road exit. A passenger in the sedan died. The Jeep driver ran away from the scene and hasn’t been located. Both cars were heavily damaged and the driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital.

Officials with the Colorado State Patrol told CBS4 they believe they know who the suspect is.

A spokesperson for Uber’s Incident Response Team confirms the Toyota driver works for the company and the passenger died during an in-app Uber trip. Uber issued the following statement to CBS4:

“Our hearts are with everyone impacted by this horribly tragic incident. We stand ready to support the law enforcement investigation and hope the person responsible will come forward and be identified by police.”

 

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