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Aurora police still looking for drivers, one vehicle accused of hitting and killing cyclist, fleeing

Posted at 4:08 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 18:08:36-04

AURORA, Colo. – Police are still looking for the drivers of two vehicles believed to have hit a bicyclist near S. Buckley Rd. and E. Mexico Ave. earlier this month, killing him, then fleeing the scene.

Justin Gonzales, 34, was killed in the crash, which happened around 3 a.m. on Sept. 4. Police said previously the initial crash sent him flying 20-30 yards, after which he was hit by another vehicle and dragged.

His friends and family were heartbroken and searching for answers and suspects when Denver7 spoke with them earlier this month. Police at that time said they had found the first vehicle involved, an SUV, but had not located the driver.

On Tuesday, Aurora police’s traffic section put out a picture of that same vehicle and said they were still working to identify the driver. Police said they were “hopeful someone recognizes the vehicle and could provide some insight on who the driver might be.”

Police also said they are still searching for the second vehicle that allegedly hit Gonzales, a 2001-2003 Honda Civic with front-end or undercarriage damage on the driver’s side.

Anyone with knowledge of either vehicle or their drivers are asked to call Aurora Detective Robert Ragain at 303-739-6351 or contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous and eligible for a reward at 720-913-7867.