COLORADO SPRINGS — The victim of a fatal DUI crash on April 28 in Colorado Springs has been identified as 22-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Adam Buck.
“We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to Spc. Adam Buck’s family and loved ones. He was an outstanding Soldier, and a good friend to many,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Garvey, Soldier Recovery Unit commander. “Our priority now is to take care of his family, ensuring they have the resources they need.”
According to a Fort Carson spokesperson, Buck entered the army on July 9, 2018. He arrived at the Mountain Post on April 3, 2019, and served in the Soldier Recovery Unit, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity in Fort Carson. Buck was a 15W – Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator and completed a 7-month tour in Syria in 2020.
Spc. Buck has received numerous awards, which include:
- Army Commendation Medal
- Army Achievement Medal (2)
- Army Good Conduct Medal
- National Defense Service Ribbon
- Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Army Service Ribbon
- Army Aviator Badge
- Parachute Badge
- Marksmen Qualification Badge – Sharp Shooter
“Spc. Buck’s presence in our formation will be greatly missed,” Garvey said.
The crash occurred on Marksheffel Road between Drennan Road and Space Village Avenue when a sedan hit the motorcycle Buck was driving.
The sedan’s driver, identified by CSPD as Vincent Dewitt, was arrested and is now facing charges for vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.
Dewitt is set to appear in court on May 9.