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Parker police searching for driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

Parker police released dashcam video of the suspect driver fleeing police prior to the crash.
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Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-23 11:20:07-04

PARKER, Colo. — A Medina Alert was issued for a fatal hit-and-run crash in Parker in which a pedestrian was killed and the suspect fled from police, according to the Parker Police Department.

On Monday around 8:30 p.m., a suspect in a white 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo drove away from a shoplifting incident at a Walmart, according to Parker police. An officer attempted to pull the driver over on S. Parker Road near Plaza Drive after hearing the report of shoplifting, but the driver did not stop, police said.

Police shared the below video showing an officer trying to pull the driver over. The video does not include the crash.

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Shortly after attempting to stop the driver, the police department's dispatch began receiving reports of a crash at S. Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue. Police determined that the shoplifting suspect had ran a red light and struck a pedestrian who was walking in a designated walkway at the intersection, police said.

Witnesses said the suspect driver fled northbound on S. Parker Road, but they lost sight of the vehicle at Orchard Road.

Officers provided CPR to the victim before he was transported to a local hospital. Police said on Tuesday afternoon that the pedestrian had died.

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The suspect car's license plate number was AWR-S39. It had a cracked windshield, front-end damage and the driver's side airbag deployed in the crash, police said.

The driver was described as a Black man wearing an oversized black T-shirt and black and gray shorts. The front passenger was described as a Black woman, police said.

A Medina Alert was issued for the vehicle and suspect.

No other details were available. Anybody who knows the suspect's identity or has information on this crime is asked to call Det. Wilson at 303-805-6561.

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