Suspect in Pueblo hit and run arrested

Mariah Apodaca
A warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Mariah Apodaca / Pueblo Police Department

PUEBLO, Colo. (November 21, 2016) — Police are on the lookout for a hit-and-run driver who caused serious injuries to a bicyclist in July.

Police say it happened July 29 just after 6 p.m. in the area of West Northern Avenue and Cambridge Avenue.

According to authorities, the bicyclist suffered serious injuries due to the crash and was transported to a Denver hospital for treatment where he is undergoing physical therapy because of his injuries.

Police say they found the car – a white Audi – a day later abandoned on the south side of Pueblo. The car was not registered or insured.

Authorities conducted an investigation and have issued a warrant for 21-year-old Mariah Apodaca for multiple charges including hit and run involving injury, tampering with physical evidence, false reporting and careless driving causing injury.

UPDATE (January 9, 2017): Apodaca has been arrested.

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