Suspect arrested in deadly hit-and-run at 14th and Franklin in Denver

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DENVER — Police have identified the suspect arrested in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Denver early Sunday morning.

Two cars collided at East 14th Avenue and Franklin Street at abut 1:50 a.m.

A witness said one car was heading southbound on Franklin and collided with a vehicle headed eastbound on 14th.

At least one person died at the scene of the crash, investigators with the Denver Police Department told FOX31 Denver.

Neighbors told FOX31 DenverĀ one vehicle struck a tree and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.


The neighbor saidĀ that the other vehicle drove less than a block away and two people got out and ran.

Initially, police tweeted that two people had been taken into custody after the crash. One of those people was released and one was arrested, police later confirmed.

On Monday, the Denver Police Department said Adrian Valdez had been arrested and was being held for investigation of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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