PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Department of Transportation workers are returning the remains of their co-worker from Denver to his hometown of Pagosa Springs on Friday.

Sixty-four-year-old Nolan Olson was filling potholes on Feb. 2 when a passing car struck him. He later died of his injuries.

A formal procession will take place on the final stretch of the 276-mile (444 kilometer) journey as the vehicles pass over Wolf Creek Pass into Pagosa Springs. The procession will include a snowplow that Olson drove during his 14 years as a state employee.