Who leaves the scene of an accident without pausing to help the pedestrian they hit? The driver of a still unidentified Jeep Wrangler.
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is asking for citizen help in identifying a silver Jeep Wrangler involved in an Oct. 16 crash in the area of Lookout Mountain Road and Mountsfield Drive in Jefferson County. Around 3:45 p.m. the driver of the vehicle struck a pedestrian walking their dog in the area. After striking the pedestrian and dog, the Jeep fled the area. The driver of the Jeep then backed into a driveway in the area and struck an occupied box truck. The driver of the box truck got out of their vehicle after the crash and the Jeep driver then appeared to intentionally reverse rapidly into the box truck again.
According to CSP Master Trooper Gary Cutler, the Jeep fled the area after the second crash. It was last seen in the area of Lookout Mountain Road and Panorama Drive. The vehicle that fled is described as an unknown year, silver Jeep Wrangler. There is heavy damage to the rear of the vehicle, possible front end damage, and an American flag sticker in the rear window.
The driver of the Jeep is described as a white male with facial hair, possibly in his 40’s. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
If you have any information related to the Jeep or its driver, please contact the Colorado State Patrol right away. You can call 303-239-4501 and please reference this case.