Hit-and-run at Golden bar kills one, injures seven others


One person was killed and seven others injured early Sunday morning when a driver plowed through a crowd gathered outside a Golden bar, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

One man was killed, four men were taken to hospitals with injuries and three other people sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

The incident happened outside Rock Rest Lodge at 16005 Mt. Vernon Road in Golden at around 1:40 a.m. Investigators believe a fight broke out before a man drove his vehicle through a crowd gathered near the parking lot.

The attack was a hit-and-run, but three people have been taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said. They have not publicly identified the suspects. The victims have also not been publicly named.

Investigators aren’t yet sure whether the fight that preceded the vehicular attack was merely an argument or whether it turned into a physical fight, said Jenny Fulton, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. But the altercation, which was between two people, was broken up by bar bouncers, she said.

After the two parties were separated, investigators believe one man retrieved his vehicle from in front of the building and then intentionally drove into a crowd that had gathered to the side of the building. The group was standing on Mt. Vernon Road near a “Parking” sign, Fulton said.


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