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Update: Authorities find man who fled car crash

Around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Summit County sent out an alert that authorities were looking for a Black man with a full beard wearing a maroon hoodie and maroon joggers near Officers Gulch along Interstate 70. Authorities located the man within the hour.

According to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Jessica Bruce, the man had fled the scene of an accident. He was one of two passengers in a vehicle that was traveling eastbound along I-70 when it crashed near mile marker 198 near Officers Gulch between Frisco and Copper Mountain. No other vehicles were involved.

Bruce could not confirm if the individual who fled was driving the vehicle, but she did note that the other passenger sustained minor injuries. Bruce said they had gotten calls about the vehicle speeding down the interstate before the patrol received reports of the crash.



When the man fled the scene, Bruce said authorities believed him to be part of a hit-and-run and were unsure if he was dangerous, which is why they told the public not to approach in an alert. Once located, the man — who had been out in a wintery snow mix for about 30 minutes — was transported to a hospital, too. Bruce confirmed that he had no visible injuries.

Bruce said the investigation is ongoing and that it’s still unclear where the vehicle was traveling from and where it was headed.



At this time, drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be involved.

Original story:

1:05 p.m. Update: A second alert was sent stating that the suspect has been located.

At 12:23 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, Summit County sent out an alert that police were looking for a black man with a full beard in maroon joggers and a maroon hoodie near Officers Gulch between Frisco and Copper Mountain.

The alert reported that if this person was seen, individuals should call 911. The alert said community members should not approach this individual.


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