February 5, 2023

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Inside Denver Fatal Hit-and-Run Epidemic

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It’s only August, and there have already been as many fatal hit-and-runs in Denver this year as in all of 2021. One big reason why: The five traffic deaths over the last three weeks were all hit-and-runs.

According to data collected by the Denver Police Department, thirteen fatal hit-and-runs were included in the 2021 total of 84 traffic deaths — the highest annual number in at least a decade. Through August 7 of 2022, according to the DPD, out of 54 traffic deaths, a dozen were hit-and-runs.

Then, at approximately 6:59 a.m. on August 10, according to a Metro Denver Crime Stoppers bulletin, the thirteenth fatal hit and run and 55th death took place at the intersection of East 13th Avenue and Syracuse Street, when the driver of the Ford Explorer seen in the images at the top of this…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-12 08:50:00

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