Authorities ID jogger hit, killed by SUV in Falcon as 38-year-old Michael Copote

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Authorities have released the name of a jogger who was struck and killed by an SUV in Falcon.

The Colorado State Patrol says 38-year-old Michael Copote was jogging with his back to traffic at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday when he abruptly turned and ran into the path of the vehicle. He died at the scene.

The Gazette reports ( ) investigators do not believe alcohol or speed played a role in the crash, and no charges are expected against the 18-year-old driver.

Falcon is just northeast of Colorado Springs.

Information from: The Gazette,

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