JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run that killed one person on a scooter Saturday night.
The crash was near Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue around 11:30 p.m.
“A red moped scooter was going south on Wadsworth Boulevard toward Coal Mine Avenue when it was hit by another vehicle,” CSP Sergeant Troy Kessler said.
After the crash, what investigators believe to be a Mazda, fled the scene and the victim left was left to die, CSP said.
The scooter rider was hit by other passing motorists and died at the scene.
CSP said the person riding the moped scooter was wearing a helmet at the time.
“Even though it’s a serious situation it will always turn out better by staying on scene,” Kessler said. “Doing the right thing, ensuring the person gets the help they need and really being responsible for your actions.”
This crash served as a reminder for all drivers behind the wheel of a car, truck or two-wheeled vehicle to drive safely and always on alert for others.
“If you’re driving within the speed limit, you’re paying attention, you’re not distracted, you’re not impaired,” Kessler said, “there’s no reason why they can’t operate at the same time together.”
Anyone with information on the crash was asked to contact the Denver CSP dispatch center at 303-239-4501 and reference case #1A231431.