Local dies in bike accident

No sign of a hit-and-run

By Mark Reaman

A longtime local died as the result of a bike accident that took place in town Wednesday evening. According to the Crested Butte marshals office, it looks like it was a single bike accident and no other vehicle appears to have been involved.

Teddy Evans had been uptown and was apparently heading home on Whiterock Avenue on his townie about 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Emergency services personnel received the call of the accident and responded to the scene at Fourth and Whiterock where they discovered Evans in the street with obvious head trauma. Medical personnel responded and took him to Buckhorn where he was flown out on a flight-for-life helicopter.

“No one seems to have witnessed the crash so we can’t rule anything out but the bike is showing no sign of being struck by a vehicle,” said Crested Butte chief marshal Mike Reily. “If anyone saw what happened please call us at 349-5231.”

Reily said the accident is still under investigation and sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Teddy.

We followed up and asked the marshals if a flower box might have played a role, and they said that too was unlikely. There was no sign of him hitting the boxes on Whiterock and the bike was not near one when they arrived on scene.

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