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Teen Killed While Helping Driver of Stalled Car

By: KKTV 11 News
By: KKTV 11 News

A Colorado Springs teen lost his life while trying to help someone else.

Colorado Springs police say around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, 16-year-old Kevin Lentz was walking on North Academy Boulvard when he stopped to help a driver push a car.

Lentz was pushing the car from the rear of the vehicle when police say 18-year-old Sara Tomlinson rear-ended the stalled car, crushing him.

Lentz sustained serious internal injuries. He died on the way to Denver's Children's Hospital. The driver of the stalled car was not injured.

Tomlinson and the passenger in her car sustained minor injuries. Tomlinson is charged with careless driving involving death.


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