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Bicyclist killed overnight in hit-and-run crash along E. Colfax Avenue, driver arrested hours later

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Posted at 10:00 AM, May 26, 2023

AURORA, Colo. — A driver struck a bicyclist, killing him, and left the scene along E. Colfax Avenue late Thursday, according to Aurora police.

Around 11:10 p.m., the Aurora Police Department began investigating the crash, which happened around E. Colfax Avenue and Kenton Street.

The 56-year-old man on the bicycle died at the scene and the driver did not stop, police said. The bicyclist was found in the eastbound lanes.

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All westbound lanes of E. Colfax Avenue were closed between Joliet Street and Kingston Street.

Based on the investigation, police determined that the driver had been in a 2020 black Nissan Altima. Shortly after 3 a.m. Friday, police found the vehicle and the driver, who was identified as 21-year-old Jose Moya, along the 13600 block of E. Colfax Avenue.

The car had damage consistent with a crash with a bicyclist, police said.

Moya told police that he had been in a crash.

He was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crash involving death.

The victim has not been identified.

Anybody who has dash camera footage of the crash is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. No other details were immediately available.

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