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Arrest made in Lakewood fatal hit-and-run crash

A woman was killed in the crash Thursday night near West Colfax Avenue and Kendall Street.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — An Aurora woman has been arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash that happened Thursday night in Lakewood.

The driver, identified as Irene Martinez, 55, was headed west on West Colfax Avenue when she hit a pedestrian at Kendall Street and kept going, Lakewood Police said Friday. The victim is a woman, but her name is not being released at this time.

The vehicle involved was described as a white 1996 Infinity G20 with a sunroof and black wheels (below). Martinez and that vehicle were both found early Friday morning, according to Lakewood Police.

Credit: Lakewood Police

She's being held at the Jefferson County jail on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Lakewood Police thanked the community for assistance in locating Martinez but didn't specify exactly how she was tracked down.

Credit: Lakewood Police Department

Anyone with information was asked to call the Lakewood Police Department at 303-980-7300. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or at 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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