DENVER — Officers are investigating a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian in a wheelchair dead early Monday morning, the Denver Police Department (DPD) said.
The deadly auto vs. pedestrian crash near the intersection of North Broadway and East 3rd Avenue happened between 2:30 a.m. and 2:45 a.m., according to Sgt. Mike Farr with the DPD Traffic Investigations Unit.
Investigators believe the man was in the middle lane at the intersection when he was hit by a full-sized white pickup truck going south on Broadway, Farr said.
He was identified Wednesday as 48-year-old Christopher Kelly.
Evidence indicates the person was stationary in the road and not the crosswalk, and Farr said a witness reported he was not moving. It is not currently known if the man was possibly asleep or intoxicated, according to Farr.
Police are looking for a white 2013 to 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck in connection with the crash. Police said the truck has black running boards and a black cover over the bed. It's missing the driver's side headlight and should have extensive damage to the driver's side bumper.
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.
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