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UPDATE: Suspect identified after hitting pedestrian and leaving scene

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 1/23: The suspect was identified as Denver Lynn Watts, 37, of Fayette, Missouri on Monday morning at 8:13 a.m. Watts' vehicle had been towed from the area of Ninth Street and University Avenue. Officers made contact with Watts through the phone. He arrived at the police department at approximately 11:30 a.m.

After the reading of his Miranda Rights, Watts admitted to driving when the incident occurred. Watts was arrested for felony leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident with a bond to be set by the Court. 

ORIGINAL STORY: The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating the driver of car believed to be involved in leaving the scene of a crash involving a pedestrian.

Police said the hit and run happened Saturday at 11:49 a.m. in the area of Ninth Street and Broadway. The pedestrian had shoulder pain, but refused any treatment.

The car involved is described as a blue, early 2000's Chevrolet Silverado that was covered with dirt and mud at the time of the incident. The driver is believed to be a man between the ages of 35-40.

If you have any information on the car, or identity of the driver, CPD is asking you to call them at (573) 874-7652, or CrimeStoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.


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