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2 dead following suspected DUI crash early Monday morning in Colorado Springs

The crash scene on North Carefree just east of Nonchalant Circle on May 16, 2022.
The crash scene on North Carefree just east of Nonchalant Circle on May 16, 2022.(KKTV)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 5:45 AM MDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 12:18 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Two people are dead following a rollover crash in a Colorado Springs neighborhood early Monday morning.

The car crashed and rolled in front of a home on North Carefree just east of the intersection with Nonchalant, smashing into a white fence before ending up on its side angled against a curb. Both occupants were thrown from the car at about 2:45 in the morning. On Wednesday, police shared more details on what they believe led up the deadly crash.

“The investigation found that the single vehicle was traveling west at an excessive rate of speed,” part of a news release from CSPD reads. “The driver lost control of the vehicle and left the north side of the roadway, causing it to roll and flip. As a result, both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the vehicle. During the crash, a house in the area was damaged by flying debris. While on scene, detectives learned that both the driver and the passenger had passed away from injuries sustained during the crash.”

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Jesus Ponce-Torres while the passenger was identified as 41-year-old Patrick Mathew Lloyd. Their deaths marks the 15th and 16th traffic-related fatalities in Colorado Springs for this year.

Investigators say excessive speed and alcohol are being considered factors in the crash.

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