Hessler Going Home

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A former University of Colorado quarterback critically injured in a hit-and-run crash last fall is finally heading home.

John Hessler has been undergoing rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Englewood. He had spent 33 days in a coma following the October 19th crash on Interstate 76.

State Patrol investigators say Hessler was eastbound when another vehicle clipped his car from behind. Hessler's Honda then spun into oncoming traffic and collided with a pickup truck.

The driver of the vehicle that clipped Hessler left the scene and has never been found.

Hessler was a junior varsity football coach at Regis High School in Denver and a teacher at Vikan (vuh-KAHN') Middle School in Brighton before the crash. situation remains unsettled.