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Scooter rider killed in hit-and-run

It's believed that the victim was hit by a red Dodge Ram early Sunday morning.

DENVER — A pickup truck driver hit and killed a scooter rider early Sunday morning in Denver and drove away without helping the victim, said a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

The crash happened right after midnight on July 31 on Federal Boulevard just south of West 54th Avenue.

Jonathan Fanter, 26, was riding a scooter north on Federal Boulevard when he attempted to brake and the scooter tilted to the left, CSP said. Fanter was thrown from the scooter and then hit and dragged by a pickup truck that did not stop.

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A witness reported that there was a pedestrian in the crosswalk at that intersection which is what led to Fanter laying his scooter down, CSP said. That pedestrian was not on scene when the investigator arrived. 

The vehicle involved was believed to be a red Dodge Ram. No other identifying information was available. No information about the driver was known.

The truck was last seen going north on Federal Boulevard.

It was initially reported as white truck, but investigators were able to obtain surveillance video from a nearby business which showed it was actually red.

Credit: KUSA

Anyone who has information about the crash or the vehicle involved can contact the CSP dispatch. That number is 303-239-4501.

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