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Pedestrian killed in Wheat Ridge crash, suspect identified

Joshua Korosec, 49, was arrested after a man was hit and killed by a vehicle around 1:15 p.m. in the area of 32nd Avenue and Youngfield Street, police said.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A pedestrian was killed in a crash in Wheat Ridge Monday afternoon, according to police. 

Police said the crash happened around 1:15 p.m. in the area of 32nd Avenue and Youngfield Street. The victim died later Monday afternoon, according to police. His name has not yet been released. 

Police said the suspect left the scene, but officers found and arrested him in the area of 32nd Avenue and Lutheran Parkway. 

Police identified the suspect as Joshua Korosec, 49. He was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to court records. 

Credit: Wheat Ridge Police Department
Joshua Korosec was arrested in connection with a hit and run in Wheat Ridge on Oct. 11

The northbound lanes of Youngfield were closed while police investigated the crash. 

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