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CSP uncovers clues from Frisco elk crash

JULIE SUTOR
Summit Daily/Reid Williams The elk statue from the Frisco roundabout lies outside the town's maintenance shop on a trailer awaiting repairs. New clues may lead the state patrol to the driver that crashed into the bronze beast Nov. 21.
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FRISCO – Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has uncovered clues about the vehicle that crashed into Frisco’s elk statue Nov. 21.”One of the parts left on the scene belongs to a 2000 Ford F250,” said CSP investigator Eric Bufkin. “We’ve narrowed it down that far, but we haven’t been able to narrow it down any further.”

The truck plowed into the bronze sculpture on the Summit Boulevard/Interstate 70 roundabout at about 2:30 a.m. the Sunday before Thanksgiving. CSP determined that the truck left the scene and continued westbound on I-70.Bufkin said the truck’s collision with the statue most likely caused substantial damage to the truck’s rear suspension and to the left front part of the vehicle.

“It took pretty significant force to remove one of the pieces we found from the vehicle. It was a piece of cast iron that was pretty much broken in half,” Bufkin said.The artist who created the elk said the sculpture is salvageable, but it will require substantial restoration work, including new legs, a new base and an antler.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or its driver should contact Bufkin at (303) 489-0493 or the Summit County CSP office at (970) 668-3133. Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or at jsutor@summitdaily.com.


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