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Pedestrian Killed By Hit-And-Run Vehicle In Dumont

DUMONT, Colo. (CBS4) -- The Colorado State Patrol is seeking the vehicle and driver that struck and killed pedestrian overnight Friday.

The as-yet unidentified male pedestrian's body was found Saturday morning in a ditch alongside Clear Creek County Road 308 near its western intersection with Dumont Lane.

CSP Trooper Tim Schaefer said mid-day Saturday that parts from a vehicle were also found at the scene, and investigators were attempting to locate a suspect vehicle and match the damage to those parts found at the scene.

Clear Creek Fatal Hit-run
(credit: Colorado Dept of Transportation)

Late Saturday afternoon, investigators had taken possession of a blue Ford F-150 and were questioning its registered owner.

Investigators believe the collision occurred between 9 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday.

Clear Creek County Road 308 was closed more than three hours Saturday morning as investigators gathered evidence. It re-opened at 12:25 p.m.

The male pedestrian was carrying no identification, Schaefer said.

The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office is assisting CSP's investigation.

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