Young man fatally struck in Adams County hit-and-run

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DENVER -- A Denver man who was hit by a vehicle and left in the middle of the roadway in Adams County later died from his injuries.

The family of 24-year-old Jordan Howell wants answers and they’re now hoping someone comes forward with information regarding the hit-and-run driver.

His sister said Howell was an artist who was getting ready to attend Red Rocks Community College in the fall to study woodworking.

“He's always had a very positive outlook on everything, and he was very into music and art,” Lynnae Howell said.

Jordan Howell was the youngest of four children. Lynnae Howell said he was very close with their mother.

“That was her baby, you know. I can only imagine how hard this is for her,” she said.

Lynnae Howell said "Uncle Jordy," as they called him, loved his nieces and nephews as if they were his own.

“The first things that they asked me and my husband was ‘Well, who ran him over? Who did this to him?’” she said.

Lynnae Howell got the call in the middle of the night on March 22. Her little brother was in surgery at the hospital and it wasn't looking good.

“I was with my mom when they did tell her that there was really not much they could do at that point,” she said. “He had passed away on Wednesday.”

Jordan Howell had been found seriously injured in the middle of the road on El Paso Boulevard between Greenwood Boulevard and Lipan Drive in Adams County. He had been hit by a car, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The driver took off.

“It has everybody's mind puzzled,” Lynnae Howell said. “Who would do this to him and just leave?”

She said she knows it won’t bring him back, but she’s hoping someone knows something and has the courage to come forward.

“I’m still waiting for him to call or text me and say, ‘Hey, let's go to lunch,’” she said. “Bottom line is someone left him and didn't even bother to call or notify anybody or anything.”

The Colorado State Patrol said there were no witnesses so it does not have a vehicle description, but investigators believe it would have damage to the right front.

Anyone with information is asked to call CSP dispatch at 303-239-4501 and reference case number 1D-16-1316.

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