PUEBLO — Pueblo police confirm to News5 a construction worker injured in a hit-and-run crash earlier this month has died from his injuries.
The worker, a 31-year-old man, was not a CDOT employee, but did work for a company contracted with the agency.
The crash happened on the southbound lanes of I-25 between City Center Drive and Ilex Street around 11 p.m. the night of Oct. 16.
Police are still looking for the suspect in the crash. Witnesses told police the driver was in a newer red or maroon 4-door Ford F-150 pickup truck.
HELP IDENTIFY/LOCATE HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER— Pueblo Police Dept (@PuebloPolice1) October 17, 2019
On October 16 at approx. 11:30pm officers were dispatched to southbound I-25 and City Center regarding a hit-and-run accident where a 31 year old male was struck while working in a construction zone. pic.twitter.com/WBXUkcp10f
That driver faces charges of vehicular assault causing death and leaving the scene of an accident without rendering aid, and possibly others, when caught.
Previous reporting: Construction worker critically hurt in Pueblo hit-and-run