The progress of the investigation can be followed via the DPD's Twitter feed. Here's one of the early tweets....
BREAKING: Auto/Ped Hit & run at 14th & Yosemite involving 2 children, both transported to Children's Hospital. Stay here for updates.— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2013
...followed by a message about the kids' fate.
UPDATE: H/R Auto/Ped- 2 children (< 5 YO) have died and one unresponsive adult female has been transported to DHMC. #headsupdenver— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2013
Shortly thereafter came this description of the vehicle suspected of striking the family -- and dragging the stroller behind it as it fled the scene.
UPDATE: DPD looking for White OR Silver SUV Cadillac or Tacoma Pickup in H/R at 14th & Yosemite.— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2013
This photo from the investigation offers an indication of the terrible conditions that night:
Picture at the scene of H/R Auto/Ped at 14th & Yosemite. twitter.com/DenverPolice/s...— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2013
The DPD also sent out a blast asking for help from folks likely to have been on the road in the vicinity at the time of the crash....
MEDINA ALERT: DPD calling all cab and RTD drivers to be on lookout for susp veh in H/R Auto/Ped at 14th Yosemite. White/Silver SUV or Pickup— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2013
...and offered this simple plea:
HEADS UP: Drvrs slw down & pay attention, bikes obey all traffc laws, pedestrians cross at the corner WITH the signal.Watch 4 each other!— Denver Police Dept (@DenverPolice) March 23, 2013
In the days that followed, police learned that surveillance cameras didn't capture the accident itself -- but there is footage of what's thought to be the vehicle whose driver took two lives. Here's one shot.......and another. And this one's in color: Anyone with information about this vehicle or the crime in general is encouraged to phone the DPD Traffic Investigations Bureau at 720-337-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering up to a $2,000 reward in the case.
In the meantime, check out a DPD video of a briefing in the case, followed by a 9News featuring the surveillance footage.
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