Police were looking for a driver who hit and killed a bicyclist near the Denver Country Club.
The collision happened at East 1st Avenue and Gilpin Street at 1:38 a.m. Sunday, according to a Medina Alert issued by the Denver Police Department.
A Black FIAT 500 with a Colorado license plate of QWT-533 fled the scene westbound on 1st Avenue.
It was missing a front license plate, according to the alert.
Electronic message boards around town posted a description of the suspect vehicle and said to "report to 911."
Police searching for driver who hit and killed a bicyclist at E.1st Ave/Gilpin St. in Denver early this a.m. pic.twitter.com/nigsqzNY2Q
— April Schildmeyer (@Aschildmeyer) June 12, 2016
The Medina Alert was cancelled aound 8:30 a.m. when the vehicle was found abandoned in the Cherry Creek area according to Technician Eranda Piyasena with the Denver Police Department.
Police were still looking for the driver.
Medina alert is named for valet driver Jose Medina who was killed in a hit-and-run in 2011. A taxi driver witnessed the event, followed the driver and provided the license plate number to police which led to the capture and arrest of the suspect.
Medina alerts are issued for vehicles wanted after hit-and-run crashes.
In 2014, Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB14-1191, which expanded the Medina Alert Program statewide.