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AURORA, Colo. — A 26-year-old woman was killed by a suspected drunk driver early Sunday morning.

It happened just after 3 a.m. while the victim was walking on the sidewalk near East Iliff Avenue and South Pagosa Way in Aurora, according to police.

Photo: Aurora Police Department

Timothy Scott Knutson, 37, is suspected of being under the influence when drove up onto the sidewalk, hit a street sign and struck the woman. He then fled the scene before being caught.

The Aurora Police Department arrested Knutson and he is facing charges of vehicular homicide; leaving the scene after an accident involving death; careless driving resulting in death; and driving under the influence

The criminal investigation is ongoing and the woman will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.