The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a crash on Highway 115 that left one person dead early Sunday morning, and have narrowed down their description of the hit-and-run vehicle.
According to a news release from Trooper Eric Zachareas, the wanted car has been identified as a green 1985 to 1993 Dodge full-size B-series van. The van will have damage to its left front headlamp area and possibly its left front bumper and hood also.
The crash that killed Ian Saj, 33, of Brush, happened Sunday about 2:45 a.m., when one southbound vehicle rolled near mile marker 38 in El Paso County and down an embankment, state patrol said.
Saj and two others who were in the car got themselves out with minor injuries and climbed back to the highway, where they attempted to flag down passing motorists.
At least two drivers stopped to help, Zachareas stated, but one of the people involved in the roll-over became combative and both drivers left.
A short time later, a southbound driver struck Saj, who was standing on the northbound shoulders, according to state patrol. Saj was thrown down an embankment and later pronounced dead at the site.
After striking Saj, the van continued south on Highway 115 without stopping.
State patrol investigators initially reported the hit-and-run vehicle could have been a Dodge Stratus or Intrepid, but Zachareas said evidence recovered from the scene of the crash pointed them in the direction of the van.
The driver of the vehicle Saj was traveling in was arrested on suspicion of DUI, but state patrol did not release his name citing an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information can call state patrol at 544-2424.