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Man killed in Aurora hit-and-run crash identified

Aurora Police are investigating the crash that happened on East Colfax Avenue and North Akron Street.

AURORA, Colo. — A 35-year-old man has died after a hit-and-run driver hit him as he walked across East Colfax Avenue near North Akron Street Tuesday night.

Aurora Police (APD) said he suffered a significant head injury and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The man died from his injuries on Wednesday.

On Sept. 20, the Adams County Coroner's Office identified him as Paul Ruiz.

The crash happened around 11:55 p.m. APD said a white SUV or minivan and a small white sedan with dark tinted windows may have been involved. On Thursday, police said officers had located the white minivan and determined it was not involved in the crash.

Police are still looking for the sedan. Anyone with information on the car or its driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

Credit: Aurora Police
Aurora Police searching for suspect in fatal hit and run crash.

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