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Pedestrian hit, killed by runaway driver

Police do not have a description of the driver at this time.

DENVER, Colorado — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a driver who then left the scene of the crash Friday night, a tweet from the Denver Police Department (DPD) says. 

According to DPD, the crash happened near the intersection of West Alameda Avenue and South Yuma Street about 8:30 p.m. Friday. 

The pedestrian was crossing Alameda between Yuma and South Tejon Street when he was hit by the vehicle, which was going east, a DPD spokesperson said.

Police said the man who was hit was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

On Saturday, the DPD spokesperson said police were working to get a description of the vehicle and the driver.

The intersection was closed Friday while police investigated the crash.

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