Industry pillar Pat Bybee dies in head-on crash

Former Metrolist CEO and president was respected real estate professional

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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-line 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.