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A Jeep carrying seven teens from Conifer High School plunged into a creek in Jefferson County, killing two and injuring three.
The State Patrol said the vehicle left the road near Pine Friday afternoon and landed in Elk Creek.
Passers-by saw the accident and went to their aid.
Edward Steinmetz got a tow rope to pull some of the teens out of the water.
He said they needed a knife to cut the seat belts so someone kicked in the door of a house and got one.
The unrestrained driver has been identified as Justin Dorrance, 16 of
Dorrance sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on
the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner.
The vehicle also contained six unrestrained passengers and the following individuals have been identified:
Clyde Gallegos, 16 of Pine, CO. Gallegos sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to St. Anthony's Hospital and was later pronounced dead by a medical physician.
Shane Mathre, 16 of Conifer, CO. Mathre sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Swedish Hospital.
Patrick McIntyre, 16 of Conifer, CO. McIntyre sustained no injuries.
John Frost, 17 of Littleton, CO. Frost sustained minor injuries and was
transported by ambulance to Swedish Hospital.
Matthew McGann, 15 of Conifer, CO. McGann sustained minor injuries and was transported to Swedish Hospital.
Reece Stapish, 16 of Conifer, CO. Stapish sustained no injuries.
Alcohol and speed are not suspected as contributing factors, however drugs are suspected.
Next of kin have been notified.