A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
Police are investigating whether a crash involving a garbage truck and a cyclist is a hit-and-run.
Witnesses told police the truck left the scene after crashing into a cyclist on eastbound Austin Bluffs next to UCCS. Police say right now they are not calling the crash a hit-and-run because they are still trying to determine whether or not the driver knew he hit someone.
One witness told 11 News that the force of impact sent the cyclist flying, and that he landed in the dirt on the side of the road. The extent of injuries is unknown. It's also unknown whether or not the cyclist is a student at UCCS.
About 10 minutes after the first crash, a second crash was reported right across from it, on the opposite side of the road. Our crew says it looked like a three-vehicle fender-bender. Injuries in that crash are unknown.
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