Two pedestrians were struck crossing E. 4th Street Saturday night, and now the Delta Police Department is looking for information on the driver who left the scene.
The pedestrians, a 35-year-old female from Paonia and a 50-year-old male from Delta, were in the crosswalk with the walk signal when they were hit by a white or silver colored car. They were headed south on Main Street, and believe the vehicle was also southbound because they never saw it coming. They were three-quarters of the way across the street when they were hit.
Both individuals suffered serious, but non life-threatening injuries and were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. The Delta Police Department declined to name the individuals, citing department policy concerning victims of a crime.
Investigating officers are interested in hearing from anyone who witnessed the accident, which occurred at 6:24 p.m. Jan. 9. Please call the Delta Police Department at 874-7676 or Crimestoppers at 874-8810 with information that could help identify the driver.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.