A hit-and-run collision in Denver last Tuesday afternoon, injured two construction workers, one of them fatally.
According to the Denver Police Department, a 43-year-old woman named Kathleen Mercier Sugaski, was driving an SUV near the intersection of Arkins Court and 29th Street in the RiNo district, when she struck two construction flaggers, including a 55-year-old man named Jose Ocampo Soteno. Both of the victims were rushed to the hospital, but tragically, Soteno later passed away.
Sugaski then left the scene of the collision, and a Medina Alert was issued for her vehicle. Police located the woman’s abandoned SUV around 5 p.m. a number of blocks away from the scene of the collision, and shortly after located Sugaski herself.
According to the police, Sugaski showed signs of intoxication when she was found by the police, and she is now being held for investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Soteno’s family.
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