Hit-and-Run Accident Kills One On Grand Junction’s North Avenue
One person is dead following a hit-and-run accident involving a motorized scooter Monday afternoon on Grand Junction's North Avenue.
Here's What Happened
It was just after 4:00 p.m. when there was a report of an accident in the area of 29 1/2 Road and North Avenue. According to eyewitnesses, a white SUV struck another vehicle as well as a motorized scooter and then left the area. When first responders arrived, they found the adult male driver of the scooter in the road. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful and unfortunately, the man died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the other vehicle that was struck suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Suspected Vehicle Found, But Not the Driver
The Grand Junction Police Department says eyewitnesses got a description and plate number of the white SUV responsible for the crash. Police found the vehicle, unoccupied, not far from the crash scene. Both westbound lanes of North Avenue and the southbound lanes of 29 1/2 Road were closed for several hours, but, police were apparently unable to locate the driver of the vehicle.
Who Was Driving the Hit-and-Run Vehicle?
The investigation into this North Avenue accident is continuing as officers pursue leads and investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash and the identity of the person driving the vehicle that left the scene.
Do You Have Information To Help the Investigation?
If by chance you witnessed the accident or have information that could assist authorities in the investigation, you are asked to call Grand Junction Police at the non-emergency dispatch number 970-242-6707.