Police find vehicle described in Medina Alert, say it wasn’t involved in hit-and-run

, Police find vehicle described in Medina Alert, say it wasn’t involved in hit-and-run, Nzuchi Times National News
, Police find vehicle described in Medina Alert, say it wasn’t involved in hit-and-run, Nzuchi Times National News

Denver police said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in LoDo Saturday morning.

DENVER — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued a Medina Alert after a pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run incident at 20th and Larimer streets in LoDo early Saturday morning, but it turned out to be for the wrong vehicle. 

According to the Medina Alert bulletin, the vehicle that hit the pedestrian and left the scene at 2 a.m. was a tan 2010 Chevy Impala with the license plate BTLW77.

Saturday afternoon, Denver police announced that the Medina Alert had been deactivated because the vehicle had been located, but said it was not actually involved in the crash.

Police did not say the condition of the victim or give an identification. 

Officers are still investigating the crash, police said, and anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. 

>Video above: What is a Medina Alert?

This is the second hit-and-run in Denver this week. The first hit-and-run happened on Monday, Sept 27 at the intersection of North Broadway and East 3rd Avenue. DPD said a man in a wheelchair was crossing the intersection when he was struck by a white 2013 to 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. 

Police said the victim, 48-year-old Christopher Kelly, was pronounced dead from his injuries.

, Police find vehicle described in Medina Alert, say it wasn’t involved in hit-and-run, Nzuchi Times National News

DPD is looking for the white pickup truck in Monday’s incident. They believe the driver’s side headlight is missing and should have damage to the driver’s side bumper. 

Anyone with information on that case is also asked DPD.

MEDINA ALERTS 

Medina Alerts were signed into law on March 25, 2014, and went into effect on Dec. 30, 2014. They’re named for Jose Medina, a 21-year-old valet driver who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2011.  

Medina Alerts are issued following hit-and-run crashes where someone is seriously hurt or killed. Law enforcement also must have sufficient information about the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle, such as a license plate number and the vehicle’s make, style and color.  

> More information about Medina Alerts can be found here 

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