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Driver and victim identified in fatal crash on Maizeland Rd.

Posted: 10:55 AM, Apr 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 12:55:03-04
Vanessa D. Gonzales
Vanessa D. Gonzales

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police have charged 30-year-old Vanessa D. Gonzales of Colorado Springs with DUI and vehicular homicide for Wednesday’s fatal crash that claimed the life of 41-year-old William Harrington.

Harrington was in his Cadillac trying to make a right turn at Maizeland Rd. and Wold Ave. when he was hit by a Nissan SUV.  Firefighters had to cut apart the Cadillac to free Harrington. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators determined Gonzales was intoxicated and traveling well over the 30 mph speed limit at the time of the crash.

Maizeland crash

Harrington’s death is the 11th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs this year.