Driver accused in deadly hit-and-run charged with vehicular homicide

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Lakewood Police impound a Subaru Impreza belonging to Catherine Bean, which police believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a cyclist seriously injured on Aug. 22, 2012

Lakewood Police impound a Subaru Impreza belonging to Catherine Bean, which police believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left a cyclist seriously injured on Aug. 22, 2012.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The woman arrested last week for the hit-and-run crash that killed a 58-year-old man now faces four charges including vehicular homicide.

Catherine Bean

Catherine Bean

Catherine Marie Bean, 22, appeared in court Wednesday for the Aug 22 collision at the intersection of S. Wadsworth Blvd. and W. Ohio Ave. around 4:45 a.m.

Police records place Bean at the scene. And she called police after they say she left the scene of the crash.

“We know the female on the phone calling from 620 S. Vance St. at One Belmar Place is saying that she hit something on the way home and doesn’t know what it is,” says a 911 dispatcher while communicating with responding officers.

Bean was contacted and arrested the same morning of the accident at 620 S. Vance St.  A few blocks away a vehicle with damage to its hood, a shattered windshield and damage to the front bumper was recovered.

Bean faces charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death and driving under the influence.

She is out of jail on bond and expected back in court September 26th.

Story by Paula Vargas

 

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