Victim in Friday hit-and-run identified

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The man killed in a Friday morning hit-and-run has been identified, but Colorado State Patrol personnel are still seeking information about the vehicle that struck and killed the man.

On Saturday, CSP Trooper Jonathan Silver said the man had been identified as Jeremy Metz, 36. Silver said Metz was originally from Pennsylvania, but had lived in Pagosa Springs about eight months.

Metz was struck and killed sometime between 12:56 and 1:06 a.m. on U.S. 160 near Trails Boulevard. Silver explained that he was crossing the highway when he was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling east on the highway.

Silver said Metz was last seen at Bear Creek at about 12:38, then received a ride to the area where he was hit, which was close to his residence.

The vehicle involved remains unidentified.

Anyone with information about the vehicle involved is asked to call CSP Dispatch at 247-4392.