WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Westminster police arrested a suspect they say hit and killed a pedestrian and drove away from the scene. Police responded to the corner of West 70th Ave and Federal Boulevard on Tuesday night.

Police say a citizen saw the vehicle believed to be involved, a 2018 or newer model Ford Fusion, near 96th Avenue and Elm Street. That citizen called police.

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Erik Bryant Alvarenga (credit: Westminster)

Officers then contacted the car’s owner, Erik Bryant Alvarenga, and arrested him.

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The driver,  did not stay at the scene after hitting the man when he was walking on 70th. Investigators said the suspect vehicle was a 2018 or newer model Ford Fusion and it likely has major front-end damage.

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Alvarenga is behind bars on multiple charges including vehicular homicide.

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The name of the victim has not been released.

Audra Streetman