Suspect sought in fatal hit-and-run of 61-year-old man in Arvada


Fatal hit-and-run at 82nd and Sheridan on Sunday, June 14, 2015.

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ARVADA, Colo. — Arvada police are looking for a driver after allegedly hitting a pedestrian walking across a street then fleeing the scene.

The incident happened at West 82nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard just before 9 p.m. Sunday and police hope the driver’s side mirror that fell off at the scene will lead them to the suspect.

The victim was identified Monday as 61-year-old Lee Chandler. He was reported dead at the scene.

Arvada police said Chandler was crossing the street when he was hit by a Honda Accord. Investigators are still trying to determine exactly where the man was crossing because he was thrown a far distance. There is no light or crosswalk at the intersection.

“The vehicle did not slow down after striking the victim,” Arvada police said in a statement.

Police say they are looking for a dark green Honda Accord that has front-end damage and is missing the driver’s side mirror. The vehicle was last seen going southbound on Sheridan before turning west onto West 80th Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Alan Stephens at 720-898-6711 or Det. Bob Vander Veen at 720-898-6666.

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