Silt drowning victim identified

The drowning death of a 37-year-old man at Harvey Gap Reservoir in Silt is believed to be an accident, according to the Garfield County Coroner's Office.

Justin Yenter, 37, of Silt, was in a single-person boat on the reservoir when the wind picked up and a gust knocked him overboard into the water, according to new information released Saturday by the coroner's office.

The Summit County Dive Team and Colorado Parks & Wildlife recovered his body from 800 feet off shore and 35 feet deep just after midnight on June 14.

Yenter was not wearing a personal flotation device when he went overboard, according to the coroner's office.

Delta teen suspected of DUI, eluding

A Delta County teenager was arrested Friday night on suspicion of 51 felony and misdemeanor charges after he drove the wrong way down U.S. Highway 50, tried to hit law enforcement vehicles and fled on foot from police.

Sebastian Soto, 19, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, second degree assault on a police officer, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault under the influence and vehicular eluding in addition to other violations.

Soto was allegedly driving at high speeds on the wrong side of the highway at 9:45 p.m. in a gray Chevrolet pickup.

When deputies caught up with him, Soto was straddling the westbound lanes and did not stop when deputies tried to pull the truck over.

Soto continued driving up to 90 miles per hour and weaving in and out of oncoming traffic and throwing trash out of the vehicle.

Colorado State Patrol troopers shut down traffic at the highway and 28½ Road, and deputies ran the truck off the road west of 28½ Road.

Soto then got out of the truck and ran away. He was found in the backyard of a home in the 100 block of Glory View Drive.

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