EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a bizarre hit-and-run involving a would-be Good Samaritan now under arrest for vehicular homicide.
The CSP was called to Highway 115 near Glenrock Drive early Sunday morning.
Troopers said a single vehicle slid off the roadway and overturned.
The three people in the car managed to get out, climb back to the roadway and then flagged down passing motorists for help, troopers said.
The CSP said another driver in the area, later identified as Jesse Plouvier, stopped, but when he refused to give them a ride, there was a physical altercation between Plouvier and the driver of the overturned vehicle.
Following the fight, and as the three accident victims continued to try and summon help from passing motorists, a passenger from the overturned vehicle was struck by a vehicle traveling south on Highway 115 and killed.
Troopers said the next day, the Florence Police Department received a tip that the hit-and-run driver was Plouvier.
After an investigation involving the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Florence Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Canon City Police Department, officials executed a search warrant at Plouvier's home in Florence.
Plouvier was later found in Canon City and arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and accident involving death or personal injuries.
The CSP said while an arrest has been made, the investigation is ongoing.