Hit and Run driver arrested

Hit and Run driver arrested

The Traffic Investigations Unit of the Denver Police Department have made an arrest as a result of an on-going investigation of a fatal injury hit and run collision that occurred on February 20, 2012, at the location of West Colfax Avenue & North Sheridan Boulevard at about 7:20 pm. James Garcia (D.O.B. 02/10/70) was killed as a result of injuries suffered as he was struck by the run vehicle as he crossed Sheridan Boulevard near Colfax Avenue.

Members of the department developed information that led to the location and arrest of Paul Estrada Jr., (D.O.B. 08/29/49). He is being held for Investigation of Duty to Report Accidents Involving Death – class 3 felony. The vehicle was recovered and processed several months ago. The case will be presented to the District Attorney’s office for a formal filing decision.

Left is Paul Estrada Jr.'s mugshot.

This brings closure to the third of four unsolved fatal hit and run investigations conducted by this office.

A renewed request for information is requested regarding the investigation of a fatal auto vs. pedestrian collision that occurred on January 15, 2012 at the location of West Kentucky Avenue & South Federal Boulevard at about 9:37 p.m. that resulted in the death of Ramon Diaz-Lozano (D.O.B. 10/06/59). A white Honda 4 door sedan struck Diaz-Lozan as he was crossing Federal Boulevard near Kentucky Avenue. Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP.

Posted on June 19, 2012 (Archive on August 01, 2012)
Posted by kpellegrin  Contributed by kpellegrin