Police: Woman fled deadly C-470 crash by hitchhiking in Halloween costume

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Police say Erin Finn caused a deadly accident on C-470 on the morning of Nov. 1, 2012 and then fled the scene. (Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Police say Erin Finn caused a deadly accident on C-470 on the morning of Nov. 1, 2012 and then fled the scene. (Credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

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LONE TREE, Colo. -- According to an arrest affidavit, the woman suspected of causing a deadly crash on C-470 early Thursday morning fled the scene cloaked in a Halloween costume by hitchhiking a ride from another driver.

Police say Erin Finn, 20, was driving west on C-470 when she crossed over the median and collided with a gray SUV going east near the Yosemite exit. The driver of that vehicle, Dennis Dolce, 51, died in the collision.

Finn was arrested for hit-and-run approximately 15 hours after the accident, which took place at 3:05 a.m. Police closed eastbound C-470, a busy route for commuters, for the entirety of the Thursday morning rush hour during their investigation.

The driver who picked Finn up came forward to police, saying he saw law enforcement activity in the area but did not see the wreck. He said he took Finn to a nearby 7-Eleven, at which point Finn called a friend to pick her up.

According to the affidavit, the driver said he was unable to tell if Finn was injured due to her Halloween costume. He said Finn had her face painted white, with a bloody area near her right temple.

Surveillance footage at the 7-Eleven confirmed a woman matching that description.

Finn appeared in court Friday, and is being held on $50,000 bond. If she posts that bond, a judge ruled she will have to wear a GPS monitoring device.

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