A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160/491 just south of Cortez, according to the Montezuma County coroner.
Coroner George Deavers said a 19-year-old man died from multiple blunt force trauma. His name was not available Tuesday afternoon.
He was hit by one or two vehicles in the southbound lane about 9 p.m., Deavers said. A pickup truck and a semitrailer involved stopped and waited for law enforcement to arrive.
The fatality occurred near Chronic Therapy along a stretch of road with no street lights. The speed limit is 55 mph where the fatality occurred.
The man was not in a crosswalk, Deavers said. An autopsy was performed Wednesday and a toxicology report is pending.
U.S. 160/491 was closed in both directions for at least two hours while the scene was investigated, Deavers said. It reopened about 11 p.m.