COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A portion of Woodmen Road in northern Colorado Springs was closed due to a crash that killed two people Thursday.
Police confirm that 30-year-old Justin Thomas and 32-year-old Samantha Thomas were killed. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were married and recently moved to Colorado Springs from Texas. Police believe Mr. Thomas was driving the motorcycle and Mrs. Thomas was the passenger.
The crash was just before 1 p.m. at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Vincent Drive. Police said a motorcycle was headed northbound on Interstate 25 and took the exit to eastbound Woodmen Road. The motorcycle was speeding and splitting lanes when it collided with a Jeep that was turning left from westbound Woodmen onto Vincent, according to police. The collision caused the Jeep to flip, and both the Jeep and the motorcycle caught fire.
The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital and has been treated and released.
This is the 31st and 32nd traffic-related deaths in Colorado Springs in 2019. At this time last year, there were 34 traffic fatalities in the city.
Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.