Police looking for SUV involved in hit-and-run crash Friday in Denver that killed 2 children
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DENVER - Police are continuing to ask for the public's help to find a vehicle that hit and killed two children in Denver Friday night and left the scene dragging a stroller. In particular, police hope two men seen on surveillance video standing outside a nearby 7-Eleven might have vital information.
Because the hit and run vehicle was dragging the stroller, police believe it was causing sparks that might have caught the attention of the two men outside the 7-Eleven.
The two boys were killed at 14th Avenue as they were crossing Yosemite Street with their mother around 8 p.m. Friday, according to Denver Police Detective Matt Buckskin.
According to a family member, 7-year-old Za May Ka was thrown the farthest after the impact and died on the scene. The younger brother, 5-year-old Ah Zet Khan, was taken to the hospital, but died there.
The coroner confirmed Tuesday that the cause of death for both children was "multiple injuries due to a motor vehicle striking a pedestrian."
The family member identified their mother as Zumar Bee. Police say she has two broken hips and is currently in serious condition.
A photo from a surveillance camera in the area shows the vehicle was a white or silver, extended SUV. Investigators said it likely has damage to the front end from the collision.
Buckskin said some debris from the vehicle was left at the scene, which he described as "gruesome" during a weekend news conference.
"We encourage anyone who may have information to contact us," Buckskin said. Tips can be called in to the Denver Police Accident Bureau at 720-337-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.
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