Alton Kirkland: Did he abandon his own kids after hit-and-run killed Jordan Sprouse?

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The incident took place on Friday night near the intersection of Kipling and 32nd in Wheat Ridge and reportedly involved one Oldsmobile t-boning a second Olds, with a Lexus also involved.

Here's a Wheat Ridge Police Department photo from the scene....

...and another: The impact took the life of Sprouse, who was described by his dad in a 7News package as an aspiring rapper who planned to join the military following his upcoming graduation.

Sprouse's Facebook page is currently filled with tributes, including "Man I miss you bro" and "With a smile like wildfire and love in your heart. That's how I will always remember you. Rest easy man. We will meet again one day."

Also included are photos of Sprouse, including this one....

...and this more contemplative portrait: Meanwhile, Kirkland is getting a different kind of attention -- and it's far from flattering. Continue for more about the hit-and-run death of Jordan Sprouse, including photos and a video.
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