LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Lakewood arrested a hit-and-run suspect wanted in a crash that left a pedestrian critically injured. Investigators say that an anonymous caller gave them information that led them to the suspect driver, later identified as Marisa Sophara Kakos of Denver.
Just before 2 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call of a person walking northbound on Highway 285 just east of South Simms Street. When agents arrived, they found a female lying in the median area with serious injuries.READ MORE: Colorado Parks And Wildlife Shares Advice For Having The Most Enjoyable Leaf Peeping Adventures
She was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Investigators said that the woman had been struck by a car and that car left the scene. Why the woman was walking on the highway is being investigated.READ MORE: Bustang Resumes Service From Denver Tech Center To Colorado Springs
After the report of the hit-and-run, police received an anonymous call that led them to Kakos, 26, who was arrested. The vehicle was also impounded.MORE NEWS: C-130 Makes History By Landing On Highway 287 In Wyoming
Kakos was taken to the Jefferson County Jail on investigation of felony hit-and-run involving serious bodily injury and other charges are possible. The victim remains in critical condition.