CSP chases stolen Jeep, still searching for driver

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Colorado State Troopers are still looking for the driver of a stolen Jeep who fled a crash scene on foot and eluded a K-9 officer.

Around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday morning Troopers say they tried to pull over a 1987 Jeep for speeding in Glenwood Canyon. The driver exited I-70 at No Name but then got back on the Interstate and continued to New Castle.

Near New Castle Troopers say the driver drove off the right side of the Interstate, through a fence and onto the railroad tracks around milepost 105.

Troopers say the driver then got out of the Jeep and took off on foot. He wasn't located after a search with help from a K-9 officer from the Garfield County Sheriff's Department.

Investigation into the Jeep found it had been reported stolen in Frisco. The Interstate wasn't closed as a result of the chase, but Union Pacific Railroad had to stop train traffic for a time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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