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Pedestrian struck, killed in hit-and-run in Aurora early Monday

Police searching for maroon Chevy Malibu
Posted at 6:33 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 15:17:16-05

AURORA, Colo. — A pedestrian was hit and killed in a hit-and-run at Peoria Street and E. 17th Avenue early Monday morning.

The victim waas identified as Alba Leticia Plata Fuentes, 60, of Aurora, according to the coroner's office.

The Aurora Police Department responded to the crash at 6:09 a.m. They later confirmed that the person who was struck had died.

Around 7:50 a.m., police confirmed the crash had been a hit-and-run and they were searching for a suspect vehicle. The car is described as a maroon 1997 to 2003 Chevy Malibu.

Contact Agent Berge at 303-739-6623 with information or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP. Anonymous tipsters can earn up to $2,000.

The entire intersection was closed until 10:18 a.m.

Denver7 traffic reporter Jayson Luber says northbound Peoria Street will be closed for several hours as authorities investigate. Drivers can take Moline between Colfax and Montview to the west, but Fitzsimons Parkway to the east side of the hospitals may be the better alternative.

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