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Mayor Suther's son-in-law dies following hit and run crash in Denver

Posted at 7:37 PM, Jul 10, 2019

DENVER — The son-in-law of Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has died following an accident in Denver last month.

The accident happened at the intersection of East Colfax Ave. and Colorado Blvd.

Mayor Suthers’ son-in-law, 45-year-old Mark Karla, was a passenger in an Uber. He suffered massive brain trauma. The driver of the Uber, whose name hasn’t been released, later died at a hospital.

The suspect, 36-year-old Jeffery Sloan, was driving a stolen Jeep westbound on Colfax Ave. at about 80 mph when he ran a red light, crashing into an Uber. That’s according to a probable cause statement from police. A witness told police Sloan left the scene after the crash.

Sloan is facing felony charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident involving death.