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Charges Pending

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- Charges are pending against a Fort Carson soldier from Pennsylvania after a rollover crash that killed a fellow soldier from Colorado Springs.

Twenty-two-year-old Specialist Sara Richardson died Monday when the car she was in rolled over along Interstate 25 south of Castle Rock.

Investigators say 22-year-old Specialist Dan Schroth of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania was northbound in a 2000 Ford Mercury when he came upon a curve at a high rate of speed. He apparently overcorrected several times before the car flipped twice, ejecting all three people inside.

Twenty-two-year-old Specialist Mico Morin of North Turner, Maine was airlifted to an Englewood hospital. He's listed in critical condition.

Schroth is in serious condition at the same hospital. The Colorado State Patrol confirmed Schroth was driving and that charges were pending, but did not release details on what charges he might face.

Fort Carson officials say the three off-duty soldiers were headed to Denver International Airport to catch flights for the holidays. The crash occurred about 5:45 a-m, some 50 miles south of their destination.

The soldiers were part of Support Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based at Fort Carson, and had been scheduled to return to Iraq early next year.


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