Aurora police boost reward in hit-and-run crash that injured 11-year-old girl


AURORA | Police have upped the reward to $3,500 for information on an Aurora hit-and-run driver who hit and injured an 11-year-old girl in February.

The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. Feb. 8 at East Mississippi Avenue and South Uvalda Street. Police said the girl who was struck was severely injured, and the vehicle that hit her fled the scene.

The car that hit her was likely a late 1990s to early 2000s Toyota or Nissan sedan with either brown or gold paint, police said. The car would have severe front windshield damage and the damage could have already been repaired, police said.

“This case remains unsolved and for this reason we are asking for the public’s help. Our detectives are actively following-up on every lead that is made available to them so no piece of information is insignificant,” police said in a statement announcing the increased reward.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Detective Robert Ragain at 303-739-6351. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and still be eligible for a reward by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.