DENVER - Denver police have arrested an 85-year-old man in connection with a hit and run that killed a woman crossing Colorado Boulevard in crosswalk earlier this month.
Police traffic investigators arrested Marshall Smith on Monday. He was booked into the downtown detention center on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, careless driving resulting death, driving without a license and driving under restraint, according to jail records. In an unrelated case, he's charged with failure to appear in court.
Smith is accused of running over 63-year-old Leanna Hund as she walked across South Colorado Boulevard at East Exposition Avenue at about 9:05 a.m. on Jan. 9.
Police said Smith was driving a 1985 Chevy Impala eastbound on Exposition when he hit Hund as he turned south on Colorado. He kept on driving, police said.
Traffic Investigations Unit detectives thanked witnesses who attempted to provide aid and comfort to Lund as she lay dying in the street.
Witnesses also provided investigators with a description of the hit-and-run vehicle, which helped police track Smith down at his south Denver home, police said. Detectives seized the suspected hit-and-run car and conducted a detailed forensic examination on it.