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Fort Collins Police no longer looking for more drivers after crash that killed skateboarder

Police said multiple vehicles were involved in the crash that killed CSU student Presiliano Maez.
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Police Services (FCPS) said Friday they are no longer looking for any additional drivers after a crash that killed a skateboarder Wednesday night.

According to a release from FCPS, officers learned of a collision between a skateboarder and a vehicle near the intersection of Constitution Avenue and West Elizabeth Street at around 8:22 p.m.

Police found the skateboarder, identified by the Larimer County Coroner's Office as 21-year-old Presiliano Maez, in the road. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. 

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FCPS said Maez was in the road when he was hit by multiple vehicles traveling eastbound on West Elizabeth Street. They were trying to determine whether all of the vehicles involved were accounted for or if there had been any that left the scene, according to police.

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On Thursday, FCPS said investigators were looking for an additional vehicle that may have been involved. 

Police now say investigators believe all of the vehicles involved are accounted for and that the crash is no longer being investigated as a hit-and-run. 

A Colorado State University spokesperson said Maez was a student there who was involved with the wrestling team, and offered the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened for all involved and impacted by this tragic accident, and we are particularly saddened by Presiliano’s death. The university community sends our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."  

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