Homeless Carbondale pedestrian hit and killed | AspenTimes.com

Homeless Carbondale pedestrian hit and killed

Struck by an SUV on Colorado 133, a longtime Carbondale homeless man died at the scene Saturday night.

Carbondale police and EMS responded to the wreck between Village Road and Delores Way at about 10:50 p.m. and attempted to revive him via CPR.

The homeless man, who’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, has been involved in similar wrecks in Carbondale, according to police.

“In years past, the same male had been struck twice before not far from this location and under similar circumstances,” according to a police press release. Investigators initially believe this wreck was accidental and no charges have been filed against the driver.

The Garfield County coroner’s office will perform an autopsy and toxicology examination. Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling said locating the homeless man’s next of kin may be a difficult task.


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