2 people, 5 cars hit by vehicle at Red Rocks; driver identified

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MORRISON, Colo. -- A vehicle hit two women in the parking lot at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Thursday night in a hit-and-run that led firefighters to rescue the driver after he fled, the Denver Police Department said.

Police have not released the names or ages of the two women who were hit. Their conditions are not known.

As he was fleeing, the suspect, identified as 47-year-old Andrew Parkins of Albuquerque, New Mexico, hit five vehicles before crashing his car and driving into a ravine.

He then fled the scene on foot and was found hiding in a nearby creek.

Crews from West Metro Fire District rescued Parkins by rope. He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

Police have not said if drugs and/or alcohol were involved. No other injuries were reported.

Police said the incident happened as the concert featuring Pink Martini with the Colorado Symphony was letting out.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.