Sheriff's office: Man fatally hit by car while running from deputies during traffic stop

Update, March 1: The Larimer County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed as 28-year-old Brent Thompson of Loveland. His death was ruled an accident by blunt force injuries.

Original: A multiagency team is investigating the death of a man who was struck by a vehicle during an interaction with Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies.

The sheriff's office says deputies stopped a 2012 Ford Fusion that had expired registration at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. The car was going north on Interstate 25 and got off at the Mountain Vista exit in north Fort Collins for the stop.

The sheriff's office says the man ran toward the interstate after deputies determined the driver gave them a fake name and they asked him to get out of the car.

Deputies deployed a Taser, and the man was hit by a passing car, according to the news release. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital. The sheriff's office did not specify whether the man was hit by the deployed Taser.

The deputies involved and those in the car that struck the man weren't hurt, according to the sheriff's office.

Fort Collins Police Services is leading the 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team investigation into the incident.

More:How the Critical Incident Response Team investigates police shootings in Larimer County

How CIRT works

The 8th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team, or CIRT, was formed in 2015 in accordance with a new state law requiring a multiagency team to investigate "an incident involving the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer that resulted in injury or death."

The team is automatically and immediately activated when a police officer is involved in a shooting. The agency that employs the officer or officers involved in a shooting is responsible for alerting the team.

CIRT can also investigate incidents involving officers that result in serious injury or death, including car crashes, as well as incidents in the Larimer County Jail.

Fort Collins Police Services, Loveland Police Department and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office take turns being the lead agency for police shooting investigations. Each year, the responsibility rotates to a different agency.

Agencies involved in the investigations include: Windsor Police Department, Timnath Police Department, Johnstown Police Department, Estes Park Police Department, Colorado State University Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and the Larimer County District Attorney's Office.

An agency cannot investigate itself.

After a CIRT investigation is completed, the report is presented to the district attorney, who decides if any criminal charges will be filed related to the incident.

Coloradoan reporter Sady Swanson contributed to this report.

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