CSP is asking for assistance in a fatal hit-and-run crash near Fort Garland

COSTILLA COUNTY — The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance in a fatal hit-and-run that occurred Wednesday morning, March 27, east of Fort Garland on Highway 160 near Milepost 265.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on March 27, CSP Troopers responded to a hit-and-run crash on Highway 160 near Milepost 265, about 7 miles east of Fort Garland. An unknown vehicle struck a pedestrian, causing fatal injuries to the 66-year-old pedestrian.

The initial investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 160.  The pedestrian was outside of his vehicle and in the roadway, according to CSP. The vehicle struck the pedestrian and left the scene continuing eastbound. The driver and vehicle have not been identified.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying the vehicle and driver of this hit-and-run.  The vehicle is believed to have damage to the windshield and hood.

Witnesses to the crash or anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Colorado State Patrol Dispatch at 719-589-9591 and reference case number 5B240265.