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Denver Police ID driver of car that crashed into group of people downtown

Two people taken to hospital for injuries
Denver Hit and Run
Posted at 8:10 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 16:54:19-04

DENVER — Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital for injuries after a driver crashed into a group of people in Denver and fled the scene early Sunday morning.

Denver police received a call at 1:56 a.m. Sunday about a large fight in the street at Market Street and 20th Street, said Doug Schepman, public information officer with the Denver Police Department.

When officers arrived, they shot pepper balls toward the group in an effort to break up the fight.

At some point, a compact car drove into the area, striking two pedestrians. They flew up on the car’s hood and onto the pavement.

The two people struck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the car fled after the crash.

According to news partner KMGH in Denver, Denver PD said they have identified the driver of the car at a press conference on Monday. They are choosing not to release that information right now, citing an active investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anybody with information on this crash, the driver or the vehicle is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

WARNING: This video provided by a witness to NBC includes profanity.

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