Eagle-Vail hit-and-run suspect turns self into Colorado State Patrol
UPDATE: As of Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., Colorado State Patrol reports the driver of the Toyota Tacoma has been identified and is cooperating with troopers. The driver’s name will not be released at this time because of the active investigation.
Anyone that may have additional information or witnessed the incident is still urged to contact the Colorado State Patrol.
The Colorado State Patrol is seeking information about a driver who hit a 35-year-old man on a skateboard on April 19 around 5:30 p.m. in Eagle-Vail.
The skateboarder was traveling westbound on the shoulder of Highway 6 when he was struck by a driver in a dark grey or brown Toyota Tacoma who was exiting the parking lot from High Country Healing. The driver of the Toyota Tacoma then fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to Vail Health where he remained for several days.
Surveillance footage obtained shows a vehicle of interest as a Toyota Tacoma or similar pickup. Additionally, the driver of the pickup is described as a white male, medium build, with either red or brown hair and a trimmed beard.
Photos are attached of the subject and vehicle wanted for further questioning in this incident.
The Colorado State Patrol also urges this individual to come forward and speak with troopers.
The Colorado State Patrol is looking for anyone who may have seen the crash or the vehicle that fled the scene. The vehicle may have damage to the front portion of the Toyota.
Anyone who recognizes the man or vehicle in the photos is asked to call the Colorado State Patrol at 970-945-6198 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007. Tips can also be sent by texting STOPCRIME, plus the message to CRIMES (274637) or online at http://www.tipsubmit.com. Please reference case No. 4C191443.
A tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved can earn the tipster up to a $1,500 reward from Crime Stoppers.