November 30, 2021

2 construction flaggers struck by hit-and-run driver; 1 person killed

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon in the RiNo area of Denver.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit two pedestrians in the River North Arts District (RiNo) on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the people were hit near the intersection of 29th Street and Arkins Court. The two people were construction flaggers, DPD said. 

They were rushed to a hospital where one of the people hit was pronounced dead, police said. The other person suffered serious injuries, according to police.

A Medina Alert was issued for the SUV that allegedly hit the pedestrians. Police said just after 5 p.m. that the SUV was found unoccupied, and the alert was canceled. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the SUV’s driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters could be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers is notified at the conclusion of the investigation. 

From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

> More information about Metro Denver Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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