AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – A woman was arrested after she allegedly fled the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash in Aurora on Saturday evening.
At roughly 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aurora Police Department officers responded to reports of a serious crash involving a motorcycle near the intersection of East Warren Place and South Peoria Street.
A man and woman were found in the road suffering from life-threatening injuries after a crash. APD said that both were transported to a nearby hospital where the woman died. The man is still in the hospital in critical condition as of Sunday morning.
On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the woman who died was identified as 25-year-old Mirandajo Floris Golen.
APD arrested Valerie Zamora, 50, on suspicion of leaving the scene of a crash that involved a death.
APD investigation leads to suspect’s arrest
Investigators with APD said the man and Golen were traveling southbound on South Peoria Street on a Honda motorcycle when a Subaru Outback, allegedly driven by Zamora, exited the parking lot of a gas station at the intersection of South Peoria and East Warren Place.
The Subaru, traveling westbound out of the parking lot, crossed all of the lanes of South Peoria Street, and was struck in the rear by the Honda motorcycle.
After the initial crash into the Subaru Outback, the Honda motorcycle then struck a Toyota SUV that was stationary.
Police said Zamora left the scene without stopping or attempting to help.
APD found the Subaru Outback unoccupied near the scene of the crash and identified the driver as Zamora. Shortly after, she was taken into custody.
If you witnessed this crash and have not spoken with investigators, please reach out to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867.
This story was updated on Oct. 25 with the identity of the deceased victim.