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Driver surrenders in Breckenridge hit-and-run

Robert Allen
rallen@summitdaily.com
Breckenridge, CO Colorado

BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado “-The man driving an SUV that collided with a shuttle van Saturday night in Breckenridge, Colorado surrendered to police at the Summit County Jail early Tuesday afternoon.

A warrant had been issued for Breckenridge resident Brock Thomas Sprowl, 32, who allegedly left the scene on foot after his Jeep Cherokee collided with a Mountain Thunder Lodge shuttle van on Ski Hill Road.

The Jeep was traveling westbound at about 7 p.m. when it lost control on a curve, sliding across the eastbound lane and colliding head-on with the shuttle.



Six people were injured in the accident, and one ” Sprowl’s passenger ” was flown to St. Anthony Central Medical Center in Denver.

“It’s very, very rare to have that bad an accident in town,” said Breckenridge Police Sgt. Susan Quesada.



Eric Michael Warner, 38, of Breckenridge, remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at the Denver hospital, according to Bev Lilly, hospital spokeswoman.

Warner, Sprowl’s passenger, was earlier reported to have suffered a torn aorta.

Witnesses reported that after the accident Sprowl was seen trying to wake Warner, and when he didn’t respond, began walking eastbound down Ski Hill Road, according to Breckenridge Police Department.



The police impounded his Jeep.

Quesada said four of the victims were at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center on Monday, and another was receiving medical care in Fort Collins. The collision tallied two broken legs, two broken ankles and one severe cut to the leg.

Sprowl, who posted a $5,000 bond Tuesday, is charged with class-5 felony hit and run, careless driving and no proof of insurance.

Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or rallen@summitdaily.com.


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