The motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian near Aspen Village on Friday had not been drinking, a Colorado State Patrol trooper said Sunday.
The state patrol identified the victim as Pedro Granados Sandoval, 49, of El Jebel.
Sandoval’s co-workers at Little Annie’s Eating House said he was dropped off near a bus stop by another employee who lives at Aspen Village.
Sandoval was in the right-hand side of the westbound lane on Highway 82 when Eduardo Torres-Reyes, 23, of Glenwood Springs, struck him in a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.
Torres-Reyes and his passenger were not injured.
Trooper Justin Williams said there was no sign of alcohol use by Torres-Reyes. It hasn’t been determined whether Sandoval had been drinking before he was hit around 11 p.m., he said.
Torres-Reyes hasn’t been charged, but the crash is still under investigation, a state patrol press release says.
Sandoval was supposed to work at Little Annie’s on Saturday, where he was remembered as a loyal and happy worker.