By Jennifer McRae

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.

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Marisa Sophara Kakos (credit: Lakewood Police)

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.

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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.

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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.

Jennifer McRae