Driver apparently hit cyclist, then left

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Evergreen, Colo. (AP) - Police have arrested an SUV driver witnesses say hit a cyclist on Interstate 70, then stopped to look at the hurt man before fleeing the accident.

The accident happened Sunday near Evergreen in Jefferson County.

Witnesses told police that the driver, 57-year-old Jeffrey Detlefs, hit and dragged a cyclist who was riding on the shoulder.

Witnesses say Detlefs stopped, looped back toward the victim, but then drove off. Police say some witnesses stopped and tried to block Detlefs, but he fled.

Police say Detlefs' license plate fell off at the scene, though, and he was apprehended a short time later. The hurt cyclist, 52-year-old Rex Hegyi, was airlifted to a Denver hospital with serious injuries.

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