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Industry pillar Pat Bybee dies in head-on crash

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Pat Bybee, who served for 27 years as president and CEO of the Denver-area multiple listing service Metrolist Inc., died Wednesday afternoon in a head-on traffic collision on the outskirts of Denver. She was 61.Bybee was the founding president and CEO of Metrolist when it began in 1984 and stepped down from the position in 2011. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Bybee was driving solo in her two-door Jaguar convertible south on a two-lane highway at about 4:20 p.m. yesterday when a 21-year-old man in a northbound 2009 Subaru Outback attempted to pass another northbound vehicle in a no-passing zone. The driver, who may face criminal charges, aborted the attempt but struck the car ahead of him as he tried to return to the lane and then struck Bybee's car head on. Bybee died at the scene."She took Metrolist from basically a one-person operation to one of the leading MLSs in the country," said Greg Zadel, who served for 14 years on Metrolist's board of directors, seven a...