Pedestrians hit in 3 separate crashes: 1 person killed, 3 people hurt, 2 hit-and-run drivers sought

DENVER - Three separate crashes involving pedestrians -- that occurred within a span of two hours -- have left one person dead and three others injured Thursday night.

In one of the incidents, the driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. But in the other two crashes, the drivers fled.

The first crash occurred around 5:20 p.m. at Brighton Road and 74th Avenue in Commerce City. The pedestrian who was struck was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained in the area and is cooperating with Commerce City police. Drugs, alcohol and speed did not appear to be a factor, Commerce City police said.

Around 6 p.m., a man was struck at South Federal Boulevard and West Floyd Avenue in Denver. Denver Police tweeted that the victim had serious bodily injuries but the injuries were not considered life-threatening. A 7NEWS photographer in the area said that the victim's shoes were knocked off by the impact. Several witnesses were stopped and released after questioning. Police are now looking for a female driver who fled the area southbound in a white or cream vehicle.

Then around 6:45 p.m. two people were hit at Interstate 76 and Federal Boulevard. A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were transported to St. Anthony's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They are listed in serious condition.

The driver in that crash fled the scene and officers are looking for a white SUV that was last seen heading west on I-76.

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