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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run identified, police looking for driver

The suspect's vehicle is described as a dark-colored sedan or mid-sized SUV with "moderate to severe" front end damage.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is looking for the driver who left the scene of a crash on July 5 that killed a pedestrian. 

DPD said the crash happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday at North Gaylord Street and East Colfax Avenue. 

The driver left the scene and the pedestrian was taken to the hospital where he died, according to police. 

The victim was identified as 48-year-old Justin Conway by the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, and the cause of death was blunt force injuries.

Police said their preliminary information is that the man was walking in the middle of Colfax Avenue in the same direction as traffic at the time of the crash.

The suspect vehicle may have moderate to severe front-end damage to the front end, DPD said. It's described as a dark-colored sedan or mid-sized SUV.

Investigators are working to develop suspect information, according to DPD.

On July 14, DPD released a photo of the suspect vehicle:

Credit: Denver Police Deparatment


Anyone with information can 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.

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