Suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Denver surrenders


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DENVER — The suspect in a deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 28-year-old lawyer early Sunday morning surrendered Thursday night, the Denver Police Department said Friday.

Police said 27-year-old Norlan Estrada-Reyes was living in Denver when the crash happened, but they didn’t know where he was until he surrendered.

Karina Pulec, 28, of Denver was pronounced dead at the scene of the hit-and-run just before 2 a.m. Sunday at 13th Avenue and Broadway. She died of blunt force injuries, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner said.

Police said Estrada-Reyes’ pickup truck was found a few blocks from the collision. Police said it hit an SUV at West Eighth Avenue and Acoma Street, and everyone in the truck took off running.

Witnesses told investigators that Pulec had the green light and the right of way when she was crossing the street when she was struck. Her boyfriend was with her, and was also hit and injured. He’s expected to survive.

Charges are pending against Estrada-Reyes.

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