FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Fort Collins man has been arrested on a charge of vehicular homicide after police said he was driving drunk and hit an 80-year-old woman.
Monty Ray Dumler, 40, turned himself into police Tuesday.
He is accused of hitting Marie Hayes who was crossing South College Avenue on September 12 around 11:20 p.m.
Police said Hayes had run out of gas and her Ford Mustang stalled as she started up the hill in the 6000 block of South College.
Hayes left her car and crossed the street to go to a nearby business and call for help. That’s when she was hit by a 1999 Ford Expedition driven by Dumler, said Fort Collins police spokesman Drew Jurkofsky.
“There were no skid marks located at the scene and Dumler was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision,” Jurkofsky said.
Two other vehicles hit Hayes as she was lying on the road, Jurkofsky said, including a Honda Civic being driven by Calah Volz.
As Volz was calling 911 for help, a third vehicle “collided with Hayes’ body,” Jurkofsky said. The third vehicle left the scene and has not been identified by police.
The district attorney’s office filed a vehicular homicide charge against Dumler on Nov. 30. He turned himself in on Dec. 4, police said.