The suspected driver wanted in the intentional hit-and-run crash that injured one cyclist and critically injured Lisa Ludwig June 19 on Highway 40 has been arrested. Alan “Haley” Mill, 38, was arrested on Thursday, June 23. Mill was arrested in Denver in cooperation with a SWAT team.
The crash over the weekend prompted a state-wide Medina Alert (a Medina alert is issued following a hit-an-run crash where someone is seriously injured or killed). A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Dept. office spokesperson confirmed for that Mill is the registered owner of the gray Ford Escape which crashed into the cyclists on Highway 40. The same vehicle was then spotted in a nearby parking lot, the driver trying to dislodge a bicycle that had become lodged beneath it.
The driver is facing charges of first-degree assault with an aggravated weapon, hit-and-run with serious bodily injury and a parole violation. Mill is currently on parole in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with a criminal record dating back to 2003.
Lisa Ludwig, a 61 year-old competitive cyclist, was critically injured in the crash and remains in intensive care in a coma. Her husband, David Ludwig, told FOX31, “The way the vehicle was used to hit Lisa was just like a weapon or gun. Honestly, as bad as pulling the trigger of a gun. I encourage drivers to remember that a vehicle becomes a potentially deadly weapon when it strikes a cyclist. Colorado law requires vehicles to allow at least 3 feet of space when passing a bicyclist. I implore you to be courteous and respectful of all road users, whether in a motor vehicle or on a bicycle.”
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the JCSO tip line at (303) 271-5612 or Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867).