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Four hit-and-run crashes in 24 hours, two deaths: See where they happened

As we've been reporting, hit-and-runs aplenty have taken place in Denver and Boulder of late, several with fatal consequences. But yesterday (when a storm system rolled into the area) saw an unprecedented number of such crashes: four in less than 24 hours, with two resulting in deaths.

Look below to get information about each incident, including interactive graphics showing the areas near the scenes; if you have problems seeing the images, click "View Larger Map."

Number 4: Colfax at I-25


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Approximate time of accident: 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13

Result: One fatality

Here's are two Denver Police Department tweets about the incident:

Number 3: Colfax at Quentin, Aurora


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Approximate time of incident: 2:43 a.m. Sunday, April 13

Result: One fatality

An Aurora Police Department release about the incident reads in part, "According to a witness, the male victim was lying in the left through lane when an eastbound white Suburban or Tahoe type SUV ran over him. The SUV continued a short distance to the east, made a u-turn, drove slowly back past the scene and then left the area westbound. The SUV was driven by an unknown person and there was possibly a Hispanic female passenger."

A witness saw the Texas license plate on the vehicle in question. This evidence likely helped inspire the thus-far-unnamed female driver and a female passenger to turn themselves in to authorities. The APD quotes them as saying the person they struck was laying in the roadway; at first, they reportedly thought they hit a "bundle," and when they realized differently, they fled out of fear.

Continue to learn about two additional hit-and-run crashes that took place in the metro area yesterday, including maps, tweets and images.

Number 2: Sheridan at Florida


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Approximate time of incident: early Sunday evening, April 13

Result: Serious injury

Here are a series of Denver Police Department tweets about what happened:

Number 4: Federal at Mexico


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Approximate time of incident: Just prior to 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 13

Result: Serious injury

Here's a 9News tweet from the scene:

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa January 27: "Photos: Ernesto Wiedenbrug, cyclist, killed in hit and run, no suspects yet."


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