Colorado road worker dies after being hit while filling potholes

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. - A worker with the Colorado Department of Transportation died Sunday due to injuries from being hit by a passing vehicle while filling potholes on a highway in Pagosa Springs earlier this month.

Nolan Olson was severely injured on Feb. 2 when he was hit on Highway 160 and he was taken to a hospital in Lakewood. He received treatment for nine days before succumbing to his injuries.

Olson was a resident of Pagosa Springs and an equipment operator with CDOT for 14 years, according to a news release.

“We lost an incredible team member in Nolan. He was the type of person who would not have wanted his loss to have gone without shining a spotlight on the risks that our crews take every day when they go out on the roads to serve the public,” added Michael Lewis, executive director of CDOT. 

It's not clear if the driver involved in the crash was criminally charged or cited.

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