Suspect arrested in wrong-way crash that killed Littleton man on C-470

C-470 victim identified as Littleton man

LONE TREE, Colo. - A suspect is under arrest in Thursday morning's fatal hit-and-run on C-470.

The Douglas County Coroner identified the victim as 51-year-old Dennis C. Dolce.

Police say Dolce was eastbound on C-470 just west of Interstate 25 in a Ford Escape when he was struck head on by a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix that had crossed over into the oncoming lanes.

The accident happened just after 3 a.m. and forced the closure of eastbound C-470 for six hours.

Police say the driver of the white sedan left the scene prior to the arrival of investigating officers.

Lone Tree Police detectives executed a search warrant at 1047 Ingalls Street in Lakewood, the home of Erin Finn, 20. After the warrant was served, Finn surrendered to police without incident. 

A department spokesman told 7NEWS earlier that Erin Finn and her mother, Maria, told officers that Erin had gone out with two men last night and that all three came back to her apartment.

Finn reportedly told police that when she woke up, both men and her car were gone.

They also went to her father's house on Vrain Street, but Dave Finn left the house before they could talk to him.

Dave Finn told 7NEWS hours before his daughter's arrest, "I'm pretty freaked out."

He said he wasn't aware there had been an accident involving his daughter's car.

"I'm really concerned and want to make sure my daughter is alright," he said. "I'm actually shocked. I don't know what's going on, but it doesn't sound good."

The Lone Tree Police Department confirmed that the white sedan involved in the accident was reported stolen by the registered owner at 4:47 a.m.

The accident team and Lone Tree detectives are asking witnesses to call the Lone Tree Police Department at 303-339-8150 with information.

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