The Larimer County Coroner has identified the man who tragically died in a fatal collision near CSU's campus last Wednesday (Apr. 7).

The deceased man has been identified as 21-year-old Presiliano Maez from Fort Collins.

At about 8:22 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, Fort Collins Police received reports of man on a skateboard who had been hit by multiple vehicles near the intersection of Constitution Avenue and West Elizabeth Street.

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When officers arrived on scene, they were able to locate the skateboard rider in the roadway. Emergency personnel attempted live-saving procedures, including CPR, on Maez; the young man was later transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Fort Collins Police Services CRASH (Collision Reconstruction and Scene Handling) Team remained on location to investigate the scene for several hours following the incident.

Investigators learned that the skateboard rider was in the roadway when he was struck by multiple vehicles that were traveling eastbound on Elizabeth Street. Investigators also sought to determine whether or not all of the involved vehicles that struck the man were accounted for, or if any more possibly hit him, but fled the scene.

Elizabeth Street was closed between Skyline Avenue and Bryan Avenue for close to 5.5 hours while the scene was processed last Wednesday.

According to a release from the Larimer County Coroner’s Office, the manner of death was an accident and the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries.

While the April 7 investigation is ongoing, officers are no longer investigating the collision as a hit-and-run, as per the release.

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