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State Patrol seeks public's help in locating hit-and-run driver

Vehicles at the scene of a hit and run on Highway 50 near Avondale.
Posted at 9:56 PM, Aug 12, 2020

PUEBLO COUNTY — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred Tuesday at Highway 50 and Highway 96, just west of Avondale.

According to State Patrol, a black Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by an unknown male, turned left from eastbound Highway 50 toward Highway 96, directly in the path of a motorcycle.

The motorcycle was driven by 62-year-old Terry Jackson of Boone.

The motorcycle collided into the front right side of the Cobalt resulting in Jackson being ejected from the motorcycle and impacting the windshield of the Cobalt. He was flown to Parkview Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver of the Cobalt then moved his vehicle to Highway 96 before fleeing the scene on foot, State Patrol said.

Witnesses on scene described the driver as a late twenties or early thirties Hispanic male standing approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall, medium build, with black hair.

Witness told State Patrol the man was wearing a black T-shirt and he may have gotten a ride from a small to medium-sized white SUV.

If you witnessed the crash or have any information about the male driver that fled the scene, you are asked to contact the Colorado State Patrol Communication Center at 719-544-2424.