Early Sunday morning, Denver Police were called to the scene of a hit and run on I-25 near Colfax. Police say they believe one car hit the victim and fled the scene. Another car hit the victim and pulled over to call police.
Moments later, police in Aurora responded to a hit and run at Colfax near Quentin. In this case, police say the unidentified man believed to be in his 40s was already in the road when an SUV hit him. Police issued a Medina Alert for the driver. Later Sunday morning, the female driver and a passenger who was in the car with her turned themselves in to police. Police say the man was transported to a nearby hospital where he died shortly after 3 a.m.
They told officers they hit what they thought was a “bundle” in the road. When they turned around and realized that bundle was a person, they reportedly told officers they left the scene because they were scared.
The driver was released by police, pending those possible charges. Police said they believe the victim was intoxicated, but said there was no indication the driver was intoxicated.
The third hit-and-run happened in Denver near Sheridan and Florida early Sunday evening. One pedestrian was seriously hurt. Police are looking for a gold or silver SUV with a temporary tag and possibly some minor front end damage.
The fourth hit-and-run happened at Federal and Mexico just before 10 p.m. Sunday night. One person has serious injuries.