One dead in crash near Ellicott

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol says one person has died in a crash in eastern El Paso County.

Troopers say a VW Bug and Chevy Silverado collided at the intersection of S. Ellicott Road and Sanborn Road. The crash was reported at 8:11 a.m. Thursday.

The driver of the VW died in the crash. He was identified as Derek Burmeister, 46, of Calhan. 

The driver of the Chevy was identified as Alexander Gutierrez, 38, of Colorado Springs. He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs with minor injuries.

Troopers say Gutierrez failed to yield at the intersection. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but state patrol says alcohol may have been a factor.


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