Driver of fatal hit-and-run still at-large

Police have recovered the vehicle they believe to be involved in a deadly July 4 hit-and-run that killed Chuck Vogel, 64, of Parker

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UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in the July 4 hit-and-run

A cyclist was killed July 4 near Parker in a collision with a vehicle, and authorities are seeking a hit-and-run suspect.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported the collision happened at about 6:25 a.m. across from Parker Core Knowledge Charter School, near the intersection of Pine Drive and Centennial Drive. 
 
Police officials stated they do not have reason to believe the car was stolen. 
 
The victim has been identified as Edward “Chuck” Vogel, 64, of Parker, a volunteer with the Parker Task Force. The official cause and manner of death is pending further investigation and will be determined by the county coroner.
 
Deputies recovered the vehicle they believe was involved, a silver Kia sedan, at the Town and Country Townhomes suspected driver. Officials believe the driver continued south on Pine Drive and turned west onto Mainstreet, then into the Town and Country Townhomes, where the vehicle was abandoned.
 
If you have information on the incident, contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.
 
In a news release, the sheriff's office shared a statement from Vogel's family:

“Chuck’s impact in the community has changed many lives and left everyone he touched better. We are heartbroken by this tragic and sudden loss of such a wonderful man. This person’s actions on the morning of July 4th has not only robbed our loving family of our cornerstone, they have proven that they are a danger to society.”

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