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Man dies following hit-and-run crash on Peoria Street in Aurora Thursday morning

Suspect arrested by police, will face one charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death
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Posted at 7:48 AM, Jan 26, 2023

DENVER – A man has died Thursday morning following a hit-and-run crash on Peoria Street just north of East Colfax Avenue.

A large SUV reportedly hit “an older man” at E. 19th Avenue and Peoria Street at approximately 5:56 a.m. Thursday, a spokesperson with the Aurora Police Department told Denver7.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment but was declared dead just before 9 a.m.

An investigation at the scene revealed the SUV was traveling southbound on Peoria Street at the time a pedestrian was crossing from the East 19th Avenue intersection walking west to east.

The suspected vehicle was found nearby but the driver had fled the scene, according to police.

On Thursday afternoon, police said Daniel Saenz-Moreno, 27, of Dillon, had been arrested in connection with the crash. He will face one charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, police said Friday.

Peoria Street was closed between E. Colfax Avenue and E. Montview Boulevard but has since reopened.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Editor's note on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at 11 a.m.: This story has been updated with information from the suspect's arrest and the charges he is expected to face.

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