Pueblo Hit-And-Run Suspect Surrenders

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The suspect in a hit-and-run, which left one woman in serious condition, has turned himself in.

Rocky Valdez, of Pueblo, has been charged with careless driving and failure to remain at the scene after accident involving serious bodily injury. He turned himself in Wednesday.

The 53-year-old victim, identified as Barbara Jean Duran, was crossing the street at the 700 block of W. Northern on Nov. 19 when she was struck by the vehicle. Valdez allegedly kept driving westbound on Northern after hitting Duran.

Duran is currently in the ICU at Denver General. Her son, Ron Duran, told 11 News that she has already gone through six surgeries, with more expected. Doctors are uncertain if she will ever walk again.

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