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Man fleeing traffic stop fatally strikes pedestrian in Lakewood, police say

Pedestrian killed in crash ID'd as 29-year-old man
Lakewood hit and run
Posted at 7:37 AM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 19:12:34-05

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Police are searching for a man accused of driving away from a traffic stop and then hitting and killing a pedestrian in Lakewood on Saturday night.

The incident happened about 7 p.m. near West Colfax Avenue and Lamar Street. The suspect had been pulled over by a Lakewood police officer when he fled, driving away at a high speed, according to a police news release.

The suspect then struck a man who was walking across the street near Colfax and Benton Street. The victim, later identified by the Jefferson County coroner as 29-year-old Jonathon Furley, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The suspect kept driving until he crashed into a wall, west of Sheridan Boulevard on Colfax. He then ran away from the vehicle, into an alley.

Police did not know where the man was heading and he hasn't been located yet.