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Monday, December 8, 2008
Street Race Kills Two on Motorcycle
While the military is currently looking for ways to reduce the number of soldiers killed on motorcycles across the country, an 18-year-old Fort Carson soldier was involved in a street race on Sunday that killed a couple riding a motorcycle.
Colorado Springs police say the soldier was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix and racing another vehicle on northbound South Academy Boulevard shortly after 3:00 pm. The Pontiac swerved into the southbound lane and slammed into a Harley Davidson, killing both riders. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.
The soldier has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and engaging in a speed contest. "Engaging in a speed contest" is defined as racing on a road or highway at high rates of speed, and changing lanes to gain advantage.
posted by Neil at 9:05 AM
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