Latest Hit-and-Run Fatalities put State on Pace for Deadly Year

The metro area saw three more hit-and-run deaths over the past week, putting Colorado on pace for one of its deadliest years in decades.

Two people died in separate incidents within minutes of each other early Sunday in Denver and Aurora, according to 9News.

A pedestrian on Interstate 25 was killed after he was hit by two cars around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. The first car that hit him fled the scene, while the second one stopped.

A short time later, a person reportedly lying in the street near East Colfax and Quentin Street in Aurora was a hit by a car that initially fled the scene. After a Medina Alert was issued, the female driver turned herself in.

Those two accidents came less than a week after 23-year-old airman Michael Snyder was hit and killed last Wednesday near East Alameda and South Monaco. Police arrested a suspect about a mile away from the scene.

The deaths bring hit-and-run fatalities in Colorado to at least eight so far this year. That is on pace for about 24 this year, a number that has been exceeded only four times since 1983.

I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS and 9News have partnered to investigate what some are calling the hit-n-run epidemic under #JustStopCo.

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