DENVER - Denver Police have arrested a woman suspected of crashing into another vehicle, killing the elderly driver, and running away from the crash.
Police identified the suspect as Latoya Nelson, 29. She could face charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
In court Thursday, the suspect's mother, Deborah
Nelson, and sister, Sahvannh Nelson, expressed their condolences to the victim and his family.
Nelson has an extensive criminal history, including charges of stealing a cop car, assault, cocaine possession, prostitution and multiple failure to appear.
Police say it started just blocks away at the Colfax Avenue and Kalamath Street Burger King parking lot, where Nelson was reportedly fleeing from a fender-bender.
Police say Nelson backed into a parked car and almost hit a security guard who was trying to stop her. Nelson then drove south on Kalamath Avenue, where she T-boned another vehicle at 13th Avenue, according to police.
The driver of that car, later identified as 85-year-old Charlie Herrera, was transported to Denver Health where he was later pronounced dead.
Nelson left her car at the scene and fled on foot, police say. Witnesses told 9NEWS she was covered in blood when she ran from her car.
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