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Longmont Police identify driver in hit-and-run involving a motorcycle

A motorcyclist was injured in the crash at the intersection of South Hover Street and Ken Pratt Boulevard Tuesday night, police said.

LONGMONT, Colo. — Officers identified Zachary Carpenter as the driver involved in the hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle Tuesday night. 

Police said 25-year-old Carpenter faces charges for the hit-and-run, causing serious bodily injury, a class 4 felony, and careless driving in serious bodily injury, a traffic misdemeanor, along with other traffic charges. 

Longmont Police said officers responded at 11:35 p.m. to a crash at the intersection of Ken Pratt Boulevard and South Hover Street and discovered a motorcyclist with serious injuries.

The victim was taken to the hospital and is still recovering from his injuries, according to police.

Police said the suspect vehicle, pictured below, is a 2009 Hyundai Genesis that has a Florida plate of IMVV99. A Medina Alert had been issued Wednesday morning. The alert was canceled after the driver and car were located.

The driver's identity and possible charges have not yet been released by police.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 303-774-4698.

Credit: Longmont Police Department

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Anyone with information can also contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at info@nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators. 

A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.  

A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts. 

> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional NoCo Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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