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Fatal Car Accident in Colorado Springs Kills Two Members of the Military

November 20, 2013

At about 6am this morning, two members of the military were killed in a head-on collision when their vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a truck.

At about 6 am this morning, two members of the military were killed in a head-on collision when their vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a truck.

At about 6am this morning, two members of the military were killed in a head-on collision when their vehicle veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a truck. According to the preliminary police report, this fatal car accident took place in Colorado Springs on Colorado 94 near Marksehffel Road. The vehicle carrying the two members of the military was traveling east when it reportedly entered the oncoming westbound traffic. While the two individuals in the passenger vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, details regarding the truck driver’s injuries – if he, in fact, sustained any – were not readily available.

Colorado Springs investigators are still looking into what could have possibly caused the driver of the passenger vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic. While there was reportedly a couch in the roadway prior to the accident (and the driver could have driven into the oncoming westbound lanes to avoid hitting this couch), other possibilities may include that:

  • The braking system, the steering system or some other system on the passenger vehicle malfunctioned, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
  • The driver was intoxicated while driving and, consequently, had slower reaction times when it came to trying to avoid hitting the couch (causing a last-minute veer into oncoming traffic).
  • The driver was distracted while driving and, as a result, didn’t see the couch until the last minute.

Depending on the results of the investigation, the victims’ families may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and obtain compensation for the tragic loss of their loved ones in this fatal car accident.

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