Police arrest suspect after fatal hit-and-run crash

Johnny Gilbert

DENVER — A 37-year-old driving an SUV collided with a van just before midnight Christmas Eve, killing one person, and then ran away from the scene.

The crash happened at 51st Avenue and Peoria Street. Police said the SUV hit a van being driven by a woman and three passengers.

The driver was seriously hurt and three other passengers were taken to the hospital. Wednesday, police said one of the victims had died of their injuries, but they have not yet released any names.

Police arrested Johnny Gilbert on a charge of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and hit and run. He also had to be taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.