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Man Arrested in Fatal Wheat Ridge Crash

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By Associated Press


Updated: Sat, 03 May 2014 11:04:13 MST

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) - A man suspected in a fatal hit-and-run crash in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge has been arrested.

The Denver Post reports 23-year-old Alton Kirkland was arrested Friday night on charges of felony menacing and vehicular homicide. He is being held at the Jefferson County jail.

Kirkland is accused of causing a three-car collision earlier in the night and fleeing the scene, leaving an injured woman and two children in his own car and a man dead in another car.

Police have not released the names of the victims.

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