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Video: See SUV that killed kids Za May Khan, Ah Zet Khan in 14th and Yosemite hit-and-run

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Photos, videos below.
March 22 was a brutal night -- snow, sleet, chilly temperatures -- and no doubt mom Zama Bee Khan wanted to get her two kids, Za May, eight, and Ah Zet, six, out of the cold and into the warmth. But she never got the chance. As she crossed the street at 14th and Yosemite at around 7:55 p.m., an SUV barreled through the intersection, striking the stroller in which the boys were riding. They were both killed, and their mother was seriously injured. The Denver Police Department has now released photos and videos from the scene. See both and get more details below.

The progress of the investigation can be followed via the DPD's Twitter feed. Here's one of the early tweets....

...followed by a message about the kids' fate.

Shortly thereafter came this description of the vehicle suspected of striking the family -- and dragging the stroller behind it as it fled the scene.

This photo from the investigation offers an indication of the terrible conditions that night:

The DPD also sent out a blast asking for help from folks likely to have been on the road in the vicinity at the time of the crash....

...and offered this simple plea:

In the days that followed, police learned that surveillance cameras didn't capture the accident itself -- but there is footage of what's thought to be the vehicle whose driver took two lives. Here's one shot....

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...and another.

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And this one's in color:

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Anyone with information about this vehicle or the crime in general is encouraged to phone the DPD Traffic Investigations Bureau at 720-337-1000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering up to a $2,000 reward in the case.

In the meantime, check out a DPD video of a briefing in the case, followed by a 9News featuring the surveillance footage.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Video: Erin Jackson, busted in East High hit-and-run, is a teacher and slam poet."


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11 comments
JimTom
JimTom

Westword why isn't his on your murder count? Murder with a car doesn't count? How many hit and run deaths this year so far? Where is the Hit and Run Counter?

Chelly Serna
Chelly Serna

^ true story. My drive to work during/after a mild snow storm is doubled because new CO residents have no idea how to drive in the snow. There seriously should be two lanes: one for natives that know how to drive in the snow and another for noobs that like to go five miles an hour.

Mish Desmarais
Mish Desmarais

The reason there are so many people in CO who don't know how to drive is because they just moved here in the past 2-3 years. Half the cars on the road don't have CO license plates. I can't even tell you the number of people I've met who just recently moved here from the south and CA. Those people seriously don't know how to drive in snow.

Davis Bailey
Davis Bailey

Given I have to be wary every time I roll past a Yield merge because the people merging seem to have no idea what yield even fucking means, I think it's safe to say that Colorado has a LOT of bad drivers. And that's coming from someone raised here. The fact that we don't even require drivers ed is very questionable. And to whomever did this terrible act: Go turn yourself in you inhuman monster. Two children are dead because of you, and you genuinely deserve punishment. Eventually the law will catch up to you so why not do the honest thing and fess up.

Clouseau
Clouseau

looks like a 1990 to 1995 toyota 4runner

Jared Helgeson
Jared Helgeson

This is the 21st century, when are people going to stop taking generalizations as 100% fact? Of course not all people from CO drive bad, but I've noticed a hell of a lot more since I've moved here. Don't be stupid.

Roberta J Repasz
Roberta J Repasz

respect that which 'Mother Nature' gives you..you are not as smart as she is, so respect her. I found more knowledgeable drivers in Colorado than here in Michigan,, that you can take to the bank.

Mike Urban
Mike Urban

You're an idiot, Jared. Stick with making subs.

Jared Helgeson
Jared Helgeson

If there is one thing I've learned since moving here, people from Colorado have no f**king idea how to drive!

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