State Troopers: Hit-And-Run Driver Tried To Swim Away

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State troopers said a woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash tried to get away from police by swimming across a lake. That's according to KKTV's sister station in Denver, KCNC.

The crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 63rd Street and Nelson Road in unincorporated Boulder County. Colorado State Patrol Troopers said a Ford pickup truck traveling eastbound collided with a Nissan coupe traveling westbound. The driver of the Nissan was killed. His two passengers, a woman and a small child, were seriously injured.

Cherish Francis and a 2-year-old child were rushed to Denver Health Medical Center.

The driver of the pickup, Lisa Norton, 32, from Longmont, ran away from the crash scene, then she tried to swim across a nearby lake.

Troopers said boaters pulled Norton out of the water and turned her over to Longmont police. She was taken to Longmont United Hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Troopers said Norton will be taken to Boulder County Jail after she is released from the hospital.

Immediately prior to this crash, troopers said the pick-up had been involved in a non-injury crash on Nelson Rd, and had not stopped before causing this tragic crash.

Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in this crash.