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Pueblo Police locate driver who fled crash Monday morning

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jan 06, 2020

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Police Department arrested a driver involved in a crash then fled the scene early Monday morning.

PPD said they received reports of a suspicious vehicle around 4:15 a.m. An officer in the area of Abriendo Avenue saw the truck "traveling erratically" and when they tried to stop the truck, the driver sped off.

The department identified the suspect as 31-year-old Jeremy Molina.

Officers said the truck was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes on W. 4th Street near the Midtown Shopping Center.

While rounding a curve, the truck hit a white sedan. Police said a woman and a 6-year-old child were in the car.

PPD said the woman and child were airlifted to hospitals in Denver and Colorado Springs, respectively, with serious injuries.

Molina then fled on foot from the crash scene, according to police. Police said the truck Molina was driving was reported stolen Sunday.

Officers said there was a woman in the truck with Molina. Police said she had serious injuries as well as a broken back.

Around 1 p.m. Pueblo Police reported they had located Molina and taken him into custody.

At the time he was arrested, he had what police suspect to be meth in his pocket.

Police said he will likely be facing additional charges aside from those stemming from the crash.