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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash in Lakewood

The police said the crash happened at West Colfax Avenue and Oak Street, and an unknown vehicle left the scene.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department (LPD) said it was investigating a hit-and-run crash early Saturday that left a pedestrian dead. 

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. at West Colfax Avenue and Oak Street. LPD said the vehicle involved in the crash fled and that the pedestrian, a man, died at the scene.

Lakewood Police was investigating the circumstances of the crash and was working to get a suspect vehicle description.

Anyone with information was asked to call Jeffcom at 303-980-7300 reference case CR LK21-16810.

>> The video aired on Sept. 18, 2020, when advocates called for pedestrian and bike safety at 2020 Denver Streets for People Summit.

Additionally, anyone with information can call Metro Denver 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 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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