85-year-old suspect arrested in Colorado Blvd. hit-and-run

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DENVER — Police have arrested an 85-year-old man suspected of hitting and killing a woman crossing the street on Colorado Boulevard and then leaving the scene.

Marshall Smith has been arrested in connection with the crash that happened Jan. 9 around 9 a.m.

The victim, Leanna Hund, 63, was crossing the street at Colorado and E. Exposition Avenue in the crosswalk when she was hit, police said.

Smith and his vehicle was found a short time after the crash.

Witnesses told police they recognized his vehicle from the crash. Investigators have impounded it for examination, police said.

“This intersection is notorious for being very crowded. Traffic on Colorado Boulevard–people don’t stop,” says neighbor Iris Foster.

She also says sun glare from the big “glass” building on the east side of the street can make it hard to see pedestrians in the well-traveled crosswalk. She says people often make their way to restaurants and shops across the street.


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