Westminster cyclist David Hernandez dies 1 week after being struck by hit-and-run driver

Police seek public's help in identifying vehicle

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - A Westminster bicyclist has died a week after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver, police said Saturday.

David Hernandez died from injuries at a hospital Saturday morning, said Westminster Police spokeswoman Investigator Cheri Spottke.

Hernandez was riding his bicycle home from work in the 9900 block of Westminster Boulevard at about 11 p.m. on June 8 when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle, Spottke said. The driver took off.

The critically injured man was found by a passing motorist. Hernandez' bicycle was laying about 1,000 feet from him.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the hit-and-run vehicle. Police said vehicle may have damage to its hood, to the passenger side headlight and/or to its windshield wipers.

Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or anything possibly related to the hit-and-run on the night of June 8 is asked to contact Westminster Police Detective Dean Passarelli at 303-658-4241. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867or by texting a message starting with DMCS to 274637.

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