UPDATE: Driver located in Mosca hit and run
THE Colorado State Patrol has located the vehicle and driver associated with the hit and run crash that occurred last Wednesday evening in Mosca, leaving one person dead.
According to CSP, investigators were able to locate the vehicle and driver due to information received by community members.
Any potential charges related to the crash will be determined through the investigation.
Colorado State Patrol is looking for information on a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Highway 17, near milepost 81.5, in Mosca just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Cyril Carragher, 44, of Mosca, was killed, said Colorado State Patrol Captain Nathan Lyons. Carragher was said to have just left home to walk to the Mosca Pit Stop with his dog off leash. Carragher was struck in the middle of the roadway by an unknown vehicle.
Lyons said Carragher’s dog was not impacted or injured.
The vehicle, which did not remain on scene, has yet to be identified or located.
Lyons said there is not much evidence at this point to suggest the type of vehicle that was involved. Video pulled during the preliminary investigation suggested a black semi-truck with a tanker trailer was in the area at the time.
“Black paint chips” are, so far, the only pieces of physical evidence collected to indicate the color of the vehicle.
The initial press release suggested that the semi-truck may have possible damage to the front left portion. But Lyons said it’s “hard to say” what kind of damage investigators may actually be looking for on the vehicle.
Anyone who has any information related to a vehicle matching this description or any information related to this crash is asked to contact the Colorado State Patrol Alamosa Communications Center at 719-589-5807 – reference Case# 5B230178.
EDITORS NOTE: This story has been updated to include information about the man killed in the accident.