AURORA, Colo. — A driver who is suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian Wednesday evening in Aurora has been arrested thanks to a tip from a citizen.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a pedestrian was struck at the intersection of East Montview Boulevard and North Elmira Street in North Aurora, an alert from the Aurora Police Department says. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital and later died. That person's name has not yet been released.
Police said a light-colored Toyota Camry with front-end damage and its bumper hanging down fled the scene of the crash. The vehicle also has front-passenger and windshield damage, according to the alert.
According to Aurora police, a citizen noticed a car matching that description in an alley in the 1400 block of Ironton Street in Aurora near an auto repair shop. That person, who asked to remain anonymous, contacted police.
Police arrested a woman on Friday about 5:20 p.m. for the crash. They said the suspect car was a 2002 Toyota Camry, registered to an address in Aurora.
Aurora police identified the suspect as Sandra Navarro, 34. She was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run involving death and tampering with physical evidence, both felonies.
In an earlier Facebook post, Aurora police said the woman was talking on the phone at the time of the crash.
Police had activated a Medina Alert to find the driver on Thursday. That has now been canceled.
A Medina Alert is part of a program that went into effect in 2014. It’s named after 21-year-old valet driver Jose Medina, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.
Wednesday's hit-and-run crash is the 9th traffic-related fatality in Aurora this year, APD said.
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