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CSP identifies driver suspected of hitting pedestrian walking dog

The crash happened Friday in the area of Lookout Mountain Road and Mountsfield Drive in Jefferson County.

GOLDEN, Colo. — Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has identified the driver of a vehicle that they say hit a pedestrian who was walking a dog and then an occupied box truck.

The crashes happened Friday afternoon in the Lookout Mountain area, according to a news release from CSP.

About 3:45 p.m., a silver Jeep Wrangler struck a 56-year-old woman walking her dog in the area of Lookout Mountain Road and Mountsfield Drive, and then left the area, according to the release.

A CSP spokesperson said the woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and her dog was returned to her husband.

Soon after hitting the pedestrian and dog, CSP said the driver struck an occupied box truck.

"The driver backed into a driveway in the area and struck an occupied box truck," CSP says in the release. "The driver of the box truck got out of their vehicle after the crash, and the Jeep driver then appeared to intentionally reverse rapidly into the box truck again."

On Friday, CSP asked for the public's help in finding the driver, described as possibly in their 40s and driving a heavily damaged silver Jeep Wrangler with an American flag sticker in the rear of the vehicle.

On Saturday morning, CSP said that the vehicle and driver had been identified and thanked the public for their assistance. They hadn't yet made contact with the driver, the spokesperson said.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact the Colorado State Patrol at 303-239-4501.

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