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Pickup truck found after motorcyclist killed in Commerce City

Posted at 5:00 AM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 07:00:43-04

COMMERCE CITY – The statewide Medina Alert asking the public to be on the lookout for a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck after a motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash at a Commerce City intersection on Friday afternoon has been deactivated. The truck was found, but the driver has not been located.

According to the Commerce City  Police, the truck was found near U.S. 36 and Pecos St. in an area that’s considered to be unincorporated Adams County.

The crash happened at East 72nd Place and Magnolia Street just before 4:40 p.m. The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital where he died a few hours later.

Very little description information about the suspect has been released.

The bulletin issued about the crash is called a Medina Alert, which is part of a program that went into effect in 2014. It’s named after 21-year-old valet driver Jose Medina, who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Denver.

Medina Alert hit & run
Statewide Medina Alert deactivated after hit and run fatal accident in Commerce City