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Off-duty Pueblo officer stops suspect in deadly hit-and-run

Black Hills Energy worker hit and killed by a driver in Pueblo
Posted at 1:04 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 00:19:12-05

PUEBLO — An investigation is underway in Pueblo after a Black Hill Energy worker was hit and killed by a driver on the city's north side Tuesday morning.

At approximately 11:03 a.m. The Pueblo Police Department received calls on a fatal hit-and-run collision that happened near N. Elizabeth St. and Patty Dr.

Authorities say a Black Hills Energy employee was near the intersection working on the sidewalk. According to police, a 2001 Cadillac Seville, driven by 21-year-old Jarrett Clark Bragg, was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic on Elizabeth St. when he jumped the curb and struck the victim, who later died on the scene.

The vehicle continued southbound, crashing into a culvert. Bragg attempted to run from the scene but was captured by an off-duty Pueblo police officer. He is currently facing charges of failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving death, careless driving resulting in death, and driving under revocation (driver’s license).

The identity of the man killed will be released by the Pueblo County Coroner's Office pending notification of next-of-kin.

Black Hills Energy released a statement saying “the safety of our employees, customers and communities is our highest priority and we are working closely with investigators during this tragic event,” said Vance Crocker, vice president of operations for Colorado. “As a member of our Black Hills Energy family, our hearts go out to the employee’s family, friends, and co-workers. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of our customers and community as we mourn the loss of our valued team member.”