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2 drivers accused of leaving scene after running into same bicyclist

The bicyclist was struck by two different vehicles Friday night at the intersection of West Kentucky Avenue and Morrison Road, according to police.

DENVER — The Denver Police Department (DPD) is pursuing criminal charges against two drivers accused of running into the same bicyclist as he tried to cross a street Friday night before leaving the scene.

The crash happened just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of West Kentucky Avenue and Morrison Road, according to DPD. Police said the man, later identified by the Denver coroner as 54-year-old Michael Ramos, was first struck by a gold Dodge Durango, then a white Nissan Murano, and died.

Police said the driver of the Dodge, a juvenile male, was cited Saturday for investigation of failing to report an accident, careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury – vulnerable road user, leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a valid license and driving without proof of insurance.  

The driver of the Nissan, 45-year-old Gregory Gomez, turned himself in to police Saturday and was arrested for investigation of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, according to DPD.

Ramos was legally crossing the street in the crosswalk when he was hit, the spokesperson said.

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 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. 

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