Elderly man killed in Lakewood hit-and-run

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed an elderly man in Lakewood on Friday.

The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. as the man was walking on the east side of South Wadsworth Boulevard just north of West Florida Avenue.

The man, whose name and age weren’t released, was struck by a vehicle as it exited onto northbound Wadsworth from a convenience store parking lot.

After the collision, the vehicle stopped momentarily before fleeing the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.

Witnesses told detectives the driver was a woman who is possibly Asian or Hispanic, in her 20s or 30s, with dark hair and light streaks in it.

According to witness descriptions and video footage from a business, detectives believe the vehicle is an all-white four-door sedan with a black horizontal door trim strip.

The vehicle has older Colorado license plates that have a green background with white letters and numbers.

There also might be old damage to the left rear bumper area. The vehicle was last seen eastbound on Florida Avenue.

The identity of the pedestrian is pending the notification of his family by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-987-7111 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.