Bicyclist knocked into traffic was run over & killed

Troopers searching for hit and run driver
Posted at 7:54 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 08:03:29-04

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- A bicyclist hit and knocked into traffic by one vehicle was hit and killed by a second vehicle.

The collisions happened around 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday on Larimer County Road 8E in the area of Carter Lake and the entrance of the Berthoud water treatment plant.

The Colorado State Patrol said the bicyclist was riding eastbound when he was apparently hit by a white sedan or small SUV traveling east. That car didn't stop.

The bicyclist, 43-year-old Jason Holden of Berthoud, lost control and fell into the westbound lane and was hit by a pickup truck, investigators said.

Holden died.

The pickup truck driver remained on scene, but troopers are asking for the public's help to find the other vehicle.

A family friend of the Holden's told Denver7 Wednesday that Holden was, 'a wonderful father.'

Drivers and cyclists seem to be at odds in the Carter Lake area about who is most inconsiderate of the other.

“Cyclists don't give a damn about anyone but themselves," said Carter Lake resident T.J. Anderson. "They will ride two abreast down through the middle of their lane. I don’t care what the bicyclists say, it’s against the law.”

"The cars come close," said cyclist Eileen Malloy. "They come within inches of you.”

“It’s like in the Marines when you have to crawl under the live fire, you know. It feels like that,” said another cyclist.

"I feel like the cyclists are like that poster of Mickey Mouse standing in front of a moving freight train with his middle finger extended," said Anderson.

If you have any details that may help the Colorado State Patrol find the small white sedan or SUV or its driver, call CSP dispatch at 303-239-4501.


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