Young Denver mother killed in hit-and-run crash

  • September 20, 2019 | Read Time: 2 Minutes
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Denver, CO — A family was involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning at the intersection of East 12th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard.

Shayla Espinoza, a young mother, has died while her husband, Josh, was seriously injured and her two daughters have been left to grow up without a mother. 

Denver police are still looking for the two other people involved in the crash after they fled from the scene. 

"I don’t understand why somebody could do that," said Taylor Davis, Josh's daughter and Shayla's stepdaughter. "They were good people. Shayla’s a good person. My dad’s a good person. It’s not fair that this happened to them."

Davis now resides in Texas and rushed to Denver as soon as her father was awake and told her what had happened.

"He was one of the first people who called me and all he could tell me was he’s sorry," Davis told FOX31. "He needed me to be there for him and to help him."

That's exactly what Davis is doing. She's helping to take care of her younger sisters, Nova and Isabella.

"Shayla had so much love for everyone," Davis said. "And I just want to make sure those girls feel that everyday.

With the help of her family and neighbors, Davis is getting a lot of support, including help with cooking meals. 

A GoFundMe has been created by the family to help with their expenses.

If anyone has any information about the crash, they are urged to contact the Denver police.

Source: KDVR

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