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DENVER – The person who was struck and killed by two vehicles around 3 a.m. Sunday morning became the fifth person to die in a hit-and-run crash in the City of Denver this year.

Police have not released the name, gender, or age of the victim at the time this article was written.

The victim appears to have been struck by two vehicles on northbound I-25 just south of Colfax Avenue, sometime before 3 a.m. police said.

The driver of what police are calling "Vehicle-1" left the scene of the accident. The driver of "Vehilce-2" contacted police.

Northbound I-25 was closed from 8th Avenue to Auraria Parkway for about three-and-a-half hours because of the crash.

As of 4:05 a.m. police did not have a description of the vehicle or driver that fled the scene.

Anyone who may have information about this deadly crash is asked to call Denver Police at 720-913-2000.

Every day, at least one person is injured in a hit-and-run crash in the core metro Denver area.

Almost three times a month, someone, likely a pedestrian, is killed in Colorado by a motorist who then flees the scene.

9News has partnered with I-News, the public service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS, to investigate the metro Denver hit-and-run epidemic.

Read more about the #JustStop investigation and hit-and-run statistics here: http://on9news.tv/OY19qa

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