Woman accused in fatal Fort Lupton hit-and-run turns herself in


Veronica Marie Sanchez. Credit: Fort Lupton PD

FORT LUPTON, Colo. (KDVR) — The Fort Lupton Police Department said the driver suspected of fatally striking a man before leaving the scene earlier this week has turned herself in to police.

Veronica Marie Sanchez, 40, was wanted on suspicion of vehicular homicide, hit-and-run and tampering with evidence.

She turned herself in about 4:45 p.m. Thursday. She was placed into custody and taken to the Weld County Jail Complex.

The hit-and-run occurred about 7:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 10200 block of Highway 52, according to FLPD.

When officers arrived, they found a male victim in a ditch in front of his Honda CR-V.

The initial investigation determined the man was outside his vehicle when another vehicle struck him. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The victim’s family identified him as Zac Bruns. He had a wife and 2-year-old son.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help his family with expenses.

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