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Driver wanted in deadly hit-and-run crash, statewide alert in place since Monday with an update on Wednesday

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Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 7:31 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 3, 2020 at 12:31 AM MST
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GLENDALE, Colo. (KKTV) - A deadly crash was under investigation in Colorado this week and authorities believe the person responsible is on the run.

At about 7:20 p.m. Monday night a statewide “Medina Alert” was issued for a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian in Glendale. The crash was reported at about 5:39 p.m. at S. Cherry Street and S. Leetsdale Drive.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) shared some details on the suspect vehicle Monday night, but provided a major update on Wednesday. Authorities believe the actual vehicle involved was a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, white in color, with Colorado license plate 717-ODQ. Investigators believe the vehicle has “heavy” front-end windshield damage.

If you spot the vehicle you’re asked to call 911.

If you have any information that could help you’re asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 303-759-1511.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

Originally, the CBI was reporting the partial plate number as 188. The CBI issued a correction at about 12:31 a.m. on Nov. 3 to reflect the partial plate number as 118.

ABOUT THE MEDINA ALERT:

In 2011 a hit-and-run driver killed 21-year-old valet driver Jose Medina. 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 who was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 12 years for a hit-and-run resulting in death.

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