On February 14, 2019, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian who was killed in the traffic crash near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Cimino Drive as Mitchal Holloway, 21 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs. Mr. Holloway is the sixth traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2019. At this time last year, there were six traffic-related fatalities in the city.
On February 13, 2019, at approximately 10:21 PM, a Colorado Springs Police Department sergeant discovered an adult male in the roadway near the intersection of Colorado Avenue and Cimino Drive. The Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR responded and transported Mr. Holloway to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Accident Unit responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. Detectives determined the pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. While first arriving officers were still on the scene, a vehicle with two female occupants returned to the crash location.
During the investigation, it was discovered the vehicle which returned, a Hyundai sedan driven by Destany Cardenas, was traveling westbound on Colorado Avenue when it struck the male who was in the roadway in the westbound lane. Neither occupant of the vehicle was injured. The driver, Destany Cardenas, 21 years of age, was arrested for Vehicular Homicide and Driving Under the Influence. Follow Twitter for photograph.
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.