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Hit-and-run driver arrested in northwest Denver crash, police say

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 17:58:05-05

DENVER – Police have arrested the driver of an SUV who is accused of striking a Colorado Department of Transportation employee in northwest Denver on Friday morning.

The vehicle involved in the crash, a silver 2004 Ford Explorer, was located, police tweeted shortly before 3 p.m., and a suspect was arrested later in the afternoon. She faces charges of careless driving resulting in injury of a vulnerable road user, a red light violation and leaving the scene of a crash, police said. Her name hasn't been released yet.

The Explorer was seen heading south from the crash, which happened about 10:30 a.m. at West 48th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, police said.

The victim was seriously injured and was still in the hospital Friday afternoon, according to CDOT.