Pedestrian killed on I-25 Monday may have been hit by 2nd vehicle; CSP seeking public's help

Published: Dec. 10, 2018 at 5:22 AM MST
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A man hit and killed by a box truck on I-25 may have been hit by a second vehicle that then fled.

Colorado State Patrol is now asking anyone on the interstate near Larkspur around 4:14 a.m. Monday to come forward if they believe they have information.

Troopers say a 19-year-old man walked out in front of an oncoming box truck. The truck was traveling southbound in the right lane, but the force of impact pushed the man into the left lane, where he was hit by a second vehicle. The truck driver immediately pulled over and called 911. The second vehicle left the scene.

The crash tied up the interstate for hours, shutting down southbound I-25 at exit 172 (Upper Lake Gulch Road) and causing major delays on the northbound side due to curiosity slowing.

Troopers have only identified the deceased as being from Aurora. He died at the scene before first responders arrived. State Patrol does not have a description of the vehicle that left the scene but believe it may have minor damage from the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call 303-239-4501. The case number is 1C183745.