Driver sought in fatal crash in El Paso County
Colorado State Patrol seeks driver in El Paso County hit-and-run fatal
The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver of a crash that killed one person.
At approximately 2:45 AM, a rollover crash occurred on Colorado Highway 115 near milepost 38 in El Paso County. The vehicle was southbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which traveled off the eastern edge of the roadway, and down an embankment, where it began to overturn. After the vehicle came to rest, three occupants in the vehicle extricated themselves and climbed back up to the roadway, where they attempted to flag down any passing motorists.
At least two passing motorists are believed to have stopped, but one of the occupants of the crashed vehicle became combative, and the motorists left the scene.
A short time later, a southbound motorist drove through the scene and struck one of the occupants, 33-year-old Ian G. Saj from Brush, Colorado, who was standing on the northbound shoulder. Saj was thrown down the embankment on the northbound side of the roadway, where he would later be pronounced dead.
After striking Saj, the vehicle continued south on Highway 115 without stopping.
The vehicle is believed to be a 1985-1993 Dodge van, B-series, green in color. The vehicle may have damage to its front end, likely on the driver’s headlamp, bumper, hood, and/or windshield.
The Colorado State Patrol is attempting to identify any witnesses to the crash; any motorists who stopped to assist during either crash; and the Dodge that fled the scene.
Anyone with information about the Dodge or its whereabouts should contact the Colorado State Patrol at (719) 544-2424 and reference case number 2B134086.
For further information, contact Trooper Eric Zachareas at Eric.Zachareas@state.co.us