Arrest made in Saturday's hit-and-run accident in Fountain


A citizen tip about Saturday's hit-and-run accident that caused the death of a 57-year-old man has led to an arrest.

Richard Bitters, who is 41 years old, faces charges for leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

He's being held in the El Paso County Jail on $10,000 bond.

On August 5, Mario Michael Wells was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of South Highway 85 and Fontaine Boulevard. He later died.

If anyone has additional information regarding this incident, please contact the Fountain Police Department at 719-382-8555, or you may leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP (7867).

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