Pedro Granados Sandoval, 49, of El Jebel killed in Highway 82 crash |

Pedro Granados Sandoval, 49, of El Jebel killed in Highway 82 crash

A fatality that occurred when a vehicle struck a pedestrian crossing Highway 82 on Friday night is still under investigation, the Colorado State Patrol said Sunday.

The pedestrian was identified as Pedro Granados Sandoval, 49, of El Jebel. Sandoval was an Aspen restaurant worker.

The incident happened at the intersection of the highway with Aspen Village Road, midway between Woody Creek and Old Snowmass, the State Patrol said in a statement Saturday. A 2011 Chevrolet Cruze driven by 23-year-old Eduardo Torres-Reyes, of Glenwood Springs, was heading west just after 11 p.m. when it went through the intersection and struck Sandoval, the State Patrol said.

Sandoval was pronounced dead on the scene. Neither Torres-Reyes nor his male passenger was injured in the crash.

No charges had been filed as of 7 p.m. Sunday. The State Patrol is investigating. A trooper contacted by The Aspen Times had no comment when asked if alcohol played a role in the accident except to say that the investigation was still under way.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, the Aspen Police Department, the Aspen Ambulance District and the Aspen Fire Department responded to the scene along with the State Patrol. Big Steve’s Towing recovered the vehicle.

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