Colorado Springs

New details in deadly El Paso County crash

2 people killed, driver may have been drunk

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol has identified the victims in a deadly crash that happened on Old Shelf Road in El Paso County, Wednesday night.

Troopers say 22-year-old Wyatt Beaman was behind the wheel of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, when he failed to negotiated a curve and went off the road and down a ravine.

Three people riding with Beaman were ejected from the vehicle. Two of the victims, Kelby Engleen, 21, of Des Moines, Iowa and Jacob Busch, 33, of Colorado Springs, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say Beaman was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash and was transported to the hospital
with serious injuries, along with two other passengers Matt Orrell, 31, of Colorado Springs, and Sydney
Neubauer, 22, of Ogden Iowa.

Investigators say alcohol use is being considered as a contributing factor in the crash. However, the crash remains under investigation.


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