One man died in a single vehicle crash late Friday night. The names of those involved are being held pending identification and notification of their families. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 9 in Summit County. Evidence showed a 2002 Pontiac was traveling northbound on Highway 6 when the driver collided into a pedestrian. The pedestrian had recently exited a nearby vehicle and was walking on the highway. While this case is still under investigation, preliminary evidence shows that the pedestrian was walking well within the traveled portion of the northbound lane. The pedestrian was pronounced dead on scene – no other injuries were reported. The circumstances surrounding this crash are still under investigation, but alcohol is a likely contributing factor to the pedestrian’s actions.
The Colorado State Patrol would like to remind drivers to never drink and drive to always wear a seat belt. These are decisions that will save your life and will help keep the Colorado roadways safe for everyone this summer.