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Police Say Man Accused In Fatal Hit & Run Was Doing 134 MPH In 35 MPH Zone

DENVER (CBS4) - Investigators say a man who hit and killed a woman on Colorado Boulevard was going 134 miles per hour in a 35 mile per hour zone.

The crash involving four vehicles happened last month.

Tyler White (credit: Denver Police)

The suspect, Tyler White, ran from the scene and was found at City Park where two fishermen reported he was naked and dancing on a statue in the middle of the lake.

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One person was killed in a deadly hit-and-run crash at Colorado Blvd. & I-70 on Monday night (credit: CBS)

CBS4 talked to White in jail. He admitted to the crime saying he was just "being stupid." He said he just moved here from Tennessee to get a fresh start and has been staying with friends. He says he was driving downtown to check out the city when the crash happened.

"I killed somebody and I ask for forgiveness," he told CBS4.

White admits he was speeding when the cars crashed on Colorado Boulevard. A woman driving a Prius was killed.

He told CBS4 last month, however, he wasn't driving as fast as police now claim.

"I was going 90 miles an hour," White said.


White says he smoked pot a few hours earlier, but did not feel high.

"I wasn't high at the time when I was driving," said White. "It was already out of my system; it wasn't like I was stoned driving."

Detectives are trying to figure out how White got to the lake in City Park where he was found. Denver police spokesman Lt. Rob Rock said they believe he walked away from the crash scene on foot, but it's also possible he was picked up by another driver.

White says he remembers the crash, even waking up, but says he thought he was dead. Brice asks, "Do you remember how you got there (City Park) or why you didn't have your clothes on?"

"I really don't know," says White. "Something just took over me, told me to go there."

White says he never mean to kill anybody. "I just hope that the family forgives me and I'm sorry about this," says White.

He's scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.


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