Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

December 23, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Man in Deadly Hit-and-Run Accident

 DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann filed charges today against Juan Sanchez (age 39) in connection with the hit-and-run accident that killed a Denver woman as she was attempting to cross the street at West Colfax and North Zenobia on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

During his first advisement last Thursday, Sanchez was given a $50,000 cash bond. Today, he was formally charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death (F3) and with vehicular homicide (F4). This is case number 19CR09458.




The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6