A Winnebago driver killed a person walking in Denver’s Ruby Hill neighborhood and then fled, police say

The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police tape. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Police tape. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The driver of a Winnebago motorhome traveling on West Jewell Avenue in Ruby Hill veered onto the left side of the road, jumped a curb and fatally struck a person walking Wednesday.

According to a police report, 67-year-old Roosevelt Cribbs Jr. continued driving down the street and did not stop to report the crash or help the victim.

Roosevelt Cribbs Jr. (Courtesy, Denver Police Department)

Roosevelt Cribbs Jr. (Courtesy, Denver Police Department)

The victim, Saliha Suleiman, 44, was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead there.

Police found Cribbs two miles north of the crime scene. Details on the interaction between detectives and Cribbs were redacted from the police report because the information is evidence in the case. Cribbs was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular homicide, tampering with physical evidence and driving after revocation prohibited, which means that he was a habitual traffic offender.

Through November of 2019 there were 20 pedestrians killed by cars in Denver. As of Monday, 6,079 hit-and-runs were reported in Denver this year.

This story has been updated with the name of the victim and the charges.

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