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.
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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.READ MORE: Denver Police Chase Ends On I-25 With Arrest Of Man, Woman
Officials with the Colorado State Patrol told CBS4 they believe they know who the suspect is.
CSP says they’re looking for a driver involved in a two car crash on I-225 near Parker Road. The passenger in that driver’s car has died. The other driver was taken to hospital, condition is unknown. Latest update here https://t.co/cL5BQLPsJ9 pic.twitter.com/Gjpf8H0zOZ
— Jacqueline Quynh (@jquynhreports) February 17, 2020
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.”MORE NEWS: 'This Is A Wakeup Call': Colorado Governor Says State Is Running Low On ICU Beds Due To COVID Cases