A man accused of hitting and killing a 61-year-old woman – and then fleeing the scene – turned himself in a few days.
The hit and run accident occurred on Thursday, December 6. Zewde Ali was on her way home. She had stepped off the bus and was crossing at the intersection of East Mississippi Avenue and Leetsdale Drive. Her apartment was across the street.
Meanwhile, Jim Tillmon was stuck in rush hour traffic. He edged his car into the middle lane, sped forward and crashed into Ali, according to police. He kept driving, and Ali died from her injuries.
Tillmon’s Arrest Record
Tillmon turned himself in on Saturday, December 8. He was on probation for charges relating to gun possession. His record includes several charges and indictments, including federal forgery, drug possession, battery, assault and driving without a license or insurance.
Not much is known about Ali. Reporters believe that she is an immigrant from Ethiopia with one son, and she lived in Denver for about ten years. Grieving family members declined to comment for stories.
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