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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Driver Flees Scene of Single Vehicle Accident
Apprehended and In Custody
Contact: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer 970-729-2028
July 8. 2017 -- (Telluride, CO) – San Miguel County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident in the Ski Ranches neighborhood outside Telluride Saturday afternoon. The reporting party told Sheriff’s dispatch that the driver fled the scene.
Sheriff’s Deputies with the assistance of Mountain Village Police and Telluride EMS personnel found the 21 year-old Delta man about ¼ mile away from the scene hiding in a stand of willow trees. He was apprehended and transported by ambulance with a Deputy on board to the Telluride Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident and subsequent fleeing through brush.
The man is under investigation for possible DUI, DUID, wreckless driving and fleeing the scene of an accident. He is in the custody of Sheriff’s Deputies. Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident.
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, located in Telluride, Colorado and established in 1883, serves 7,800 residents and countless visitors across the 1,288 square miles of San Miguel County. Sheriff Bill Masters has been serving as the county’s elected Sheriff since 1980.