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Car Sought in Fatal Adams County Hit and Run Accident

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treadsLeyla Sahs, 33, of Denver, Colorado died last Thursday night after being struck by two different vehicles. According to reports, she was standing in the southbound lanes of Picadilly Road, roughly a half-mile to the south of East 152nd Avenue.

John Mayner, 64, of Northglenn was the driver of the first car to strike her. While he has cooperated with authorities since the accident, that is not the case with the other driver.

Yesenia Robles of The Denver Post reports:

According to the State Patrol, investigators are looking for anyone who saw a white or light-gray sedan on Picadilly Road before the crash. It is unknown what Sahs was doing in the road at the time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Colorado State Patrol at 303-289-4760.

Since the accident was originally reported a new witness has come forward. Lori Obert and Matt Flener, reporters for 9News, bring us a few quotes from the witness.

Victoria Garza said she saw a woman standing in the middle of a road when she was driving home from work along Picadilly Lane.

‘When I [saw] her I kind of just swerved to the other lane,’ she said. ‘Her body language, was kind of like, just frozen.’

Garza missed the woman.

‘I just missed her by inches,’ she said.

She slowed down, but kept driving, fearing stopping with her daughter in the back seat.

Later that night, Garza was watching the news when she realized that the woman she saw was the one who died just a short time later. Hopefully other witnesses of the fatal hit and run accident will come forward in the days ahead.

The 9News team also reported a phone interview with Sahs’ brother, in which he stated that she was visiting a friend’s farm near the place of the accident.

Here is KDVR‘s video coverage of the accident:

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