Father and son arrested in July hit-and-run crash that seriously injured woman

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ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — Police have arrested two suspects in a July hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a 25-year-old woman.

The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Spencer Ray Rauch of Federal Heights, Colorado, was arrested on charges including reckless vehicular assault, tampering with physical evidence, attempt to influence a public servant and for failure to remain at the scene after an accident involving serious bodily injury.

Rauch’s father, 54-year-old James Douglas Rauch, also of Federal Heights, was arrested in association with the crash. His charges include accessory to the crime of reckless vehicular assault, accessory to the crime of failure to remain at the scene after an accident involving serious bodily injury, attempt to influence a public servant and tampering with physical evidence.

Colorado State Patrol said the public played an integral role in this case and thanks everyone who helped provide key information throughout the investigation.

The crash happened on July 1 in the area of Highway 287 (Federal Boulevard) near 65th Avenue. 25-year-old Amber Pennington of Thornton was driving her moped when it was struck by the younger Rauch’s car.

Pennington sustained injuries as a result of the crash.

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