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Vehicle found after Medina Alert issued for vehicle on I-76

Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 18:19:03-04

UPDATE: Colorado State Patrol said the alert has been canceled and the vehicle has been found.

A Medina Alert was issued for a blue Toyota following a deadly hit-and-run involving a motorcyclist early Monday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Colorado State Patrol.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. on eastbound I-76 near U.S. 34, according to the Medina Alert issued by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

A witness told CSP that the motorcyclist hit a deer and was in the roadway when they were struck by a blue Toyota. The victim died from their injuries.

Anyone with information should contact 719-544-2424.

The Medina Alert program sends notifications to patrol officers, cab drivers, and truck drivers to be on the lookout for a hit-and-run vehicle. The program is named after Jose Medina, a Denver valet who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Lincoln Street in 2011.