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Alabama judge, family struck by hit-and-run driver at Denver intersection

A woman is dead and two other pedestrians were hurt in a hit-and-run crash Thanksgiving night. Police are looking for a black/blue sedan with unknown plates. The vehicle will have front-end damage.

The Denver Police Department is searching for the driver who officers said struck an Alabama judge and his family while they were using the crosswalk at a Denver intersection Thanksgiving night.

A family member told 9NEWS that Judge Alan King, his daughter who works in Denver, and his wife Karen King were the three victims in the hit-and-run crash, which happened just after 8 p.m. Thursday at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Quebec Street.

Karen King, 65, was critically injured and later died. Alan King and his daughter were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police said the driver barreled through the intersection and ran a red light before hitting the victims. Witnesses were not able to get a license plate before the suspect fled the scene, but they did tell police it was a black or dark-colored sedan that was possibly a Cadillac.

This vehicle will have front-end and windshield damage, police said.

Denver police ask that anyone with information about the incident call (720) 913-2000.

According to the Denver Police Department, there have been 14 hit-and-run deaths in the city this year -- an increase over seven in 2017 and four in 2016.

DPD said the perpetrator has been found in all but five of this year's hit-and-runs.

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