KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

Driver In Deadly Culvert Crash Identified

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Police have identified the driver who fatally crashed into a drainage culvert.

He was identified as 77-year-old Carl Adams.

A passerby tried desperately to help save Adams, who was submerged after his vehicle crashed into a drainage culvert on May 22.

Adams went off the right side of the road on East Las Vegas Street and hit a pillar under Highway 24 before the pickup truck rolled onto the passenger side in a drainage culvert, according to State Patrol.

Police say Adams, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was submerged in water on the passenger side of the vehicle.

A passerby and an El Paso County deputy quickly pulled the victim from the vehicle, but were unable to revive him.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260292771 - kktv.com/a?a=260292771