CSP seeking info on fatal hit-and-run


Colorado State Patrol personnel are still seeking information regarding an early morning hit-an-run that occurred on U.S. 160 near Trails Boulevard on Oct. 17.

Specifically, CSP Trooper Jonathan Silver said the department is looking to hear from a few specific people: the person or persons who gave the victim, Jeremy Metz, a ride from the Bear Creek Saloon and Grill that night, and anyone who passed through the area of U.S. 160 and Trails Boulevard between 12:56 a.m. and 1:06 a.m. on Oct. 17, especially those who may believe they hit a deer or other animal.

Silver reported Tuesday that Metz’s autopsy revealed that the Pagosa Springs man was lying face up in the roadway when he was hit and killed, noting that a driver may have hit Metz and thought it was a deer or some other animal. Metz was reportedly wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident.

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

For more information on the incident, see Thursday’s issue of The SUN.