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Boy identified, family members located after Wheat Ridge crash

Police initially said they could not identify the boy who is in critical condition after he was hit by a car Sunday night on the I-70 frontage road.
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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — Wheat Ridge police said overnight that they locating family members of a boy who's in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle Sunday night.

The Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD) said in an initial tweet Monday that they were unable to identify the boy, who is described as being 11 to 13 years old.

The crash happened about 9 p.m. Sunday at 11001 W. Interstate 70 Frontage Road North. That's west of Kipling on the north side of I-70, near a Medved Autoplex dealership.

The vehicle stayed on the scene, and the circumstances of the crash are under investigation, said a WRPD spokesperson.

Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, WRPD said in a tweet that they needed help locating family members and identifying the injured boy. Just before midnight that night, WRPD said in a second tweet that they had identified the boy and said family members had been located outside of the metro area.

No other details were provided.

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