Westminster police search for suspect in possible hit-and-run

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Police are asking for the public’s help in the search for a suspect involved in a possible hit-and-run in Westminster early Wednesday.

The incident happened near Sheridan Boulevard and West 74th Avenue just after 1 a.m., the Westminster Police Department said.

Calls fielded by police reported a man lying in the road near 74th Avenue with serious injuries. The 24-year-old male was taken to a hospital to be treated for extreme injuries, including head trauma and multiple fractures.

Police say the man talked to a friend around midnight and told him he was searching for a hotel room near West 64th Avenue. The victim’s belongings were found in the same area.

It’s not clear whether the driver who possibly hit the man was traveling northbound or southbound on Sheridan Boulevard.

The man has not been identified and his condition is not known. A description of the vehicle has not been released.

Anyone who might have been in the area between 12:45 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. are asked to contact police at 303-658-4360.