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Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Denver

A blue Ford Explorer hit a man on a bicycle Wednesday morning in the area of East 13th Avenue and North Syracuse Street, police said.

DENVER — A man riding a bicycle died after he was hit by a driver who left the scene Wednesday morning in the East Colfax neighborhood, according to police.

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. in the area of East 13th Avenue and North Syracuse Street, the Denver Police Department (DPD) said. The cyclist was going north on Syracuse, and the vehicle was going west on 13th when the driver ran a red light and ran into the cyclist, according to police.

DPD said the vehicle was a medium blue Ford Explorer with possible driver's side front fender and mirror damage.

Credit: Denver Police Department

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle was asked to call DPD at 720-913-7867.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or by visiting 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 are 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. 

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