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Denver Police Department locates car involved in serious hit-and-run

This is not a picture of the suspect vehicle, but a model picture.
This is not a picture of the suspect vehicle, but a model picture.(Colorado Bureau of Investigation)
Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 9:40 PM MDT
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DENVER, Colo. (KKTV) - Police have recovered the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash in Denver Saturday.

Denver Police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued a Medina Alert Saturday night for a gray 2003 Acura Sedan after its driver seriously injured a person in a crash and fled the scene. Additional details about the crash, including the current condition of the injured person(s) have not been released.

The photo at the top of this article is only a stock photo and not an actual photo of the car.

Sunday afternoon, law enforcement announced the alert had been canceled and the vehicle was found. There’s no word on whether the driver has been located or if police know their whereabouts, but law enforcement does confirm no arrests have been made.

A Medina Alert is issued in cases of hit-and-run crashes which result in serious injuries. Law enforcement must have sufficient information about the car involved to release to the public for an alert to go out. The program was signed into law in Colorado in late 2014 and is named for 21-year-old valet driver Jose Medina, who was killed in a 2011 hit-and-run. A witness to the crash followed the suspect vehicle and was able to get a plate to police, who in turn were able to find and arrest the driver.

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