FORT LUPTON, Colo. (KDVR) — A man was struck and killed by a car while outside of his vehicle on the shoulder of the 10200 block of Highway 52 on Tuesday, according to the Fort Lupton Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to the site at 7:35 p.m. They found a male victim in a ditch in front of his dark-colored Honda CR-V, FLPD said.
Authorities say that Bruns may have been checking a tire when he was struck by a vehicle that reportedly did not remain at the location. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The victim’s family identified him as Zac Bruns. He had a wife and 2-year-old son.
A GoFundMe account has been established to help the family with expenses.
The suspect vehicle did not stop but officers identified the possible make and color of the car by items left at the scene.
On Wednesday, FLPD said they have located the vehicle in a residential neighborhood and are investigating leads into the suspect.