Last Tuesday evening, Bethany Maes, 17, of Colorado Springs was killed in a collision with a utility truck at the intersection of Marksheffel and Fontaine. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Maes was traveling westbound on Fontaine in a Honda Accord when she apparently ran a stop sign and was hit by a utility truck headed north on Marksheffel Road.
Three young passengers were also in the car and were taken to the hospital. The youngest, a 6-year-old girl, suffered life-threatening injuries. At this time she is in stable condition.
The driver of the Mountain View Electric Association utility truck was not injured.
Reports from authorities said that both drivers had their seatbelts on and the children were wearing the proper child restraints.
With only a few months away from graduation at Doherty High School, Maes died at the scene.
El Paso County residents have long complained about how dangerous this intersection is. Last October another fatal accident occurred under similar circumstances. An online petition has been started to get a traffic light or 4-way stop at the intersection. To view and sign this petition click here.
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Types of Commercial Vehicles
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• Box Trucks
• Utility Trucks
• Semi Trucks
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