Hit-and-run driver reportedly ran red light

4:39 PM, Dec 26, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - The man arrested for reportedly causing a fatal Denver hit-and-run crash that killed one person and injured three others - including two children - early Wednesday morning allegedly ran a red light.

Police reports released on Thursday say when Johnny Gilbert, 37, ran the red light, he crashed into another car.

The driver of the second car was Dora Gaytan-Esparza, 35, died on the scene.

The passenger of the second car, 6-year-old Daniele Medina-Gaytan, fractured her skull in the crash and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

The two-vehicle crash happened at Peoria and 51st streets just before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Witnesses told police Gilbert and the passenger of the SUV involved took off running. Gilbert was later arrested and is facing charges of investigation of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and felony hit and run.

Police also recorded that Gilbert indicted he was impaired while driving. Results are pending on his blood tests.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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