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Teen missing since crashing car early Thursday morning in Lone Tree found safe

The teen left his wallet and phone at home, police say
Posted at 8:04 PM, Jan 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-08 11:55:29-05

UPDATE | Jan. 6 — CBI said this missing teen has been found safe. His photo and name has been removed from this story.


LONE TREE, Colo. — A teen who was in a car crash in Lone Tree early on Thursday morning fled from the scene and has been missing since, police said.

The Lone Tree Police Department said the 17-year-old crashed the car around 2:30 a.m. Thursday and then ran away. He was the only person inside. He had left his phone and wallet at his home, police said.

He has not been seen since.

Anybody with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Det. Cpl. Jeff Roepke at 720-509-1143 or

No other details were available.

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