Dad and 2 Dogs Killed in Hit-and-Run: “You Left His Family Alone.”

Police are seeking the driver of a Toyota Sequoia who ran away after hitting and killing a 41-year-old man walking his dogs on the sidewalk, Colorado officials reported.

The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, near the intersection of South Reservoir Road and East Mansfield Avenue, Aurora police said in a news release.

The Toyota also hit a bus stop, numerous signs and an electrical box before coming to a stop on the median, police said. The driver dashed away.

Jason Lyman, a father of three, and his two dogs, Buster and Daki, were killed, best friend Travis Owens told KMGH. He urged the driver to come forward.

“You need to come in and do the right thing,” Owens told the station. “You left his family alone without a breadwinner and, without a doubt, a wife and three beautiful children who will now not be able to ever see their dad again.”

Lyman, who worked nights, often walked his dogs after getting home from his job, Owens told KCNC.

The SUV left the roadway before running over Lyman and his dogs on the sidewalk, police said.

“All he was doing was out walking his dogs,” Owens told KMGH, calling Lyman’s death a devastating loss to his family, friends, church and workplace.

Lyman and his wife were high school sweethearts who had been married 21 years, according to a GoFundMe established for the family’s expenses. It had raised $43,000 by Sunday, Aug. 7.

2 thoughts on “Dad and 2 Dogs Killed in Hit-and-Run: “You Left His Family Alone.”

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  1. Turn yourself in you pos.
    1. You’ve sobered by now.
    2. In America…. when you kill people with a motor vehicle almost nothing ever happens. So turn yourself in, you have nothing to worry about.
    P.S. what recreational drugs were you also under the influence of??????

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