Two Motorcyclists Killed in Fiery Crash on Woodmen Road
Colorado Springs, CO — A married couple was killed Thursday, August 29th in a fiery motorcycle crash in northern Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs police reported that about 1 p.m. Thursday a motorcycle traveling east on East Woodmen Road crashed into a Jeep that was turning right onto southbound Vincent Road.
The impact flipped the Jeep on its side and caused the motorcycle to catch fire. Police said the motorcyclist was “splitting the lanes” between vehicles, and that the motorcycle was speeding before it collided with the Jeep.
The man and woman on the motorcycle died immediately, police said. Both were wearing helmets.
The driver of the Jeep was also injured and taken to an area hospital.
Killed in the accident were Justin Thomas, 30, and Samantha Thomas, 32, a married couple who had recently moved to Colorado Springs from Texas, police said. They had four children.
“This tragedy was so unexpected and unbelievable, (and) most are lost for words,” says a GoFundMe page apparently created on the family’s behalf.
“Samantha and Justin were generous, loving, and just all around great people. They were great parents and did everything for their kids. My heart aches for them knowing how close of a bond they had as a family, and they now leave behind their children who loved their parents dearly.”
The online fundraiser had raised more than $3,000 by Friday night. The donations will help cover expenses for memorial services, it says.
“In regards to family and friends of Samantha and Justin, we ask that you keep them and their smart, beautiful children in your prayers,” the page says.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
Source: KOAA News5
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