Eduardo Ibanez-Charco : “Colorado Springs Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Colorado Springs Police Department Makes Arrest in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) confirmed on Wednesday that they have apprehended a suspect in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred in September. The accident took place at the intersection of Astrozon Boulevard and Hancock Expressway on September 6th, around 10:30 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered the lifeless body of a cyclist, identified as 28-year-old Eduardo Ibanez-Charco. The CSPD Major Crash Team took over the investigation and determined that Ibanez-Charco had been traveling in the wrong direction in the northbound bike lane of Astrozon Boulevard when the collision occurred.

After an extensive investigation, detectives have now identified the suspected driver involved in the accident as 28-year-old Breanna Smith. An arrest warrant was issued on December 1st, and the following day, Smith turned herself in to authorities. She is currently being held at the El Paso County Jail and is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident involving death and careless driving resulting in death.

This tragic incident marks the 32nd fatal traffic crash in Colorado Springs this year, highlighting the urgent need for increased awareness and safety measures on the city’s roads. The CSPD is working tirelessly to address the rising number of such incidents and to ensure justice for the victims and their families.

The arrest of Smith brings some solace to the grieving family of Ibanez-Charco, who will hopefully find closure and peace knowing that the person responsible will be held accountable for their actions. The community is urged to remain vigilant on the roads and report any suspicious or reckless behavior that may endanger the lives of others.

The CSPD’s swift action in making an arrest demonstrates their commitment to ensuring public safety and their determination to bring justice to those affected by such tragic accidents. The investigation into this case is ongoing, and further details will be released as they become available.

As we approach the end of the year, it is crucial for all road users to prioritize safety and adhere to traffic regulations to prevent further loss of life. The CSPD continues to work diligently to enhance road safety measures and prevent future accidents, partnering with the community to create a safer environment for everyone.

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