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Suspect arrested after hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Jose Moya, 21, faces charges of vehicular homicide involving death.

AURORA, Colo. — A Denver man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened in North Aurora late Thursday night.

Officers with the Aurora Police Department (APD) responded to the area of East Colfax Avenue and North Joliet Street around 11:15 p.m. and found a 56-year-old man lying in the eastbound lanes with serious injuries. He died at the scene and will be identified at a later time by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office.

Through their investigation, they determined that a black 2020 Nissan Altima was involved in the crash. That led officers to the 13600 block of East Colfax Avenue where they located the vehicle and arrested the driver shortly before 3 a.m.

The suspect's been identified as 21-year-old Jose Moya.

According to police, the Altima had damage consistent with striking a bicycle and Moya admitted to being involved in a crash. He was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

East Colfax Avenue was closed in both directions between North Joliet and Kingston streets for almost four hours. The roadway reopened at 3 a.m  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or visit metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

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.

Credit: 9NEWS



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