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Police: Hit-and-run suspect arrested, reportedly is a medical doctor

7:20 PM, Dec 16, 2011   |    comments
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Franck Armand Belibi, 40, is a resident of Centennial and a suspect in the fatal hit-and-run crash. There are reports of Belibi being a medical doctor.

On Dec. 7, Denver Police located the gold Toyota Sequoia they believe was involved in an Aurora hit-and-run crash that killed a man on Dec. 3.

Aurora Police say the vehicle was found and towed to a secure location by officers. Investigators searched the SUV but did not release any other details about how or where they found the vehicle.

"We are thankful we can bring justice to the victim's family in this case. There are a number of cases that go unsolved where nobody sees anything and somebody dies and the family waits months or years for justice. In this particular case it was only a matter of weeks," Det. Bob Friel, with the Aurora Police Department, said.

Gregory Havers, 55, was hit and killed after he got off a bus on South Havana Street near Mississippi Avenue and tried to cross the street mid-block at 7:45 p.m. on Dec. 3. He crossed all three lanes of southbound Havana when he was struck by the gold 2003-2007 Toyota Sequioa. The driver of the SUV fled the scene.

After being hit by the SUV, Havers was thrown into the southbound lanes of Havana and was hit by a Toyota Corolla, becoming entangled under the car. He was dragged several hundred feet to Mississippi, where the driver stopped after she was alerted by a witness. Officers say the driver of the Corolla did not know Havers was under her car, and she most likely will not face any charges.

Havers was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Aurora Police asked the public for help in finding a 2003-2007, gold-colored Toyota Sequoia with damage to the front right bumper earlier this week. Officers say the right-front turn signal was missing, and the passenger-side mirror and cover could have also been missing.

Investigators were able to identify the make and model of the vehicle based on parts of the SUV left at the scene. The debris left behind appeared to have white and yellow paint scuffs that indicate the vehicle was involved in a prior incident not related to the current investigation by Aurora Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3163.

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