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Woman dies in hit-and-run crash, suspect vehicle identified

The woman was in a crosswalk when she was struck by the driver near North Chambers Road and East 12th Avenue in Aurora.

AURORA, Colo. — A woman who was struck by a hit-and-run driver Wednesday evening in Aurora as she crossed the street in a crosswalk has died from her injuries.

The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and North Chambers Road, that's not far from Hinkley High School.

According to the Aurora Police Department (APD), the woman was in the crosswalk headed westbound when the driver of a white truck made a left turn from East 12th Avenue onto northbound North Chambers Road and struck her.

Officers who arrived at the scene found the woman lying in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. She was taken to the hospital, but did not survive, APD said.

The driver of the truck did not stop or render aid. The vehicle and driver had not been located as of Friday afternoon. 

On Friday, APD released photos of the vehicle they said hit and killed the woman, which is pictured below. It has a distinct container in the bed of the truck and a ladder on the passenger side, according to APD.

Credit: Aurora Police Department
Credit: Aurora Police Department

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim once she is positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dash camera footage is asked to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers  

Anyone with information is asked to 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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