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Driver pleads guilty to felony charges for fatal hit and run

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The driver charged for a hit and run crash that killed an 18-year-old University of Colorado Colorado Springs student has plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident involving death and vehicular homicide-reckless driving.

Sentencing is scheduled for late July in an El Paso County courtroom.

Vincent Fernando Garcia surrendered to authorities two days after the October 2017 crash on Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stanton Rd.

18-year-old Zachary Schlagel died from blunt force trauma, according to the coroner's office. Colorado Springs Police investigators said he was crossing Austin Bluffs with two other people just after midnight October 29th when he was hit by a pick-up that did not stop for a red light.

Officers received information about Garcia's involvement in the hit and run while checking out a disturbance call on Rockrimmon Boulevard. A woman told officers she was in a Ford Bronco with him at time.

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