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Pedestrian and Automobile Involved Accident on Summit Boulevard

Update on Friday, December 9, 2022

At 1:48 pm on Friday, December 9, Chief Deputy Coroner Wendy Kipple of the Summit County Coroner’s Office notified the Town of Frisco of the following:

“Bautista Iazurlo passed away at 1:35am (on December 9) from traumatic brain injury as a result of the motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. He was in the critical care unit at St. Anthony Lakewood when he passed. He was declared brain dead yesterday (December 8) afternoon, and the doctors were trying to keep him alive until his parents could arrive from Argentina, to say goodbye. Sadly, he died before they could get here. The parents have arrived and are at the hospital now and have been advised of their son’s death.”

Per the Summit County Coroner’s Office, Bautista Iazurlo was a 22-year-old male and was in Summit County as part of a seasonal work visa.

The devastating news about this loss of a life on the cusp of what should have been many more years of adventure and experiences is particularly tragic, and the Town of Frisco offers our condolences to all who loved and were impacted by Bautista Iazurlo.

Original Release on December 7, 2022

At 8:13 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, Summit County dispatch received a call that a pedestrian walking south on Highway 9/Summit Boulevard in Frisco was struck by a vehicle. Preliminary findings indicate that the pedestrian was traveling on foot in the roadway pushing a cart southbound in the same direction as vehicular traffic on Highway 9/Summit Boulevard south of Hawn Drive when they were hit by an automobile.

The driver of the vehicle called emergency dispatch to report the incident, and emergency services; including Frisco Police, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, and Summit Fire and EMS; responded to the scene within two minutes. Colorado State Patrol also responded to the scene to initiate an accident investigation, as Highway 9/Summit Boulevard is a state highway.

The pedestrian was transported to St. Anthony Summit Hospital and then to a medical facility in Denver by Flight for Life due to the seriousness of the injuries they sustained. The pedestrian is currently listed in critical condition.

At this point, the driver has not been charged with any violations, and drugs and alcohol were not found to be a factor. The driver is cooperating with the investigation.

It is of the utmost importance to preserve the integrity of the investigation and to first inform the pedestrian’s family and friends of this accident and their loved one’s condition. Therefore, at this time, no further information may be released regarding this accident. If anyone witnessed the accident and has further information that could help the investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Frisco Police Department at 970-668-3579.