The bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle Monday morning near Townsend Avenue and North Seventh Street has died, the Montrose County coroner said.
Christopher Blunt, 22, was struck by a vehicle that police said initially left the scene. The driver, alleged to be Tyler Hilton, 18, was arrested after his mother learned of the crash and made him return to the scene.
Blunt was taken to Montrose Memorial Hospital, then transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, where he died.
Dr. Thomas Canfield, coroner, said cause and manner of death are pending the results of the Montrose Police Department and coroner’s office investigation.
Hilton is accused of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an injury crash, careless driving causing death, driving under the influence, underage consumption of alcohol, underage possession of marijuana, weaving in traffic and passing on the right.
Formal charges are pending. Hilton is set for advisement Wednesday. Bond upon arrest was $60,000.