Sep 1, 2014 4:51 PM

2 teens killed, 1 hospitalized in suspected DUI crash

EL PASO COUNTY - Two teenagers were killed and another was seriously injured after a car full of four high school students crashed in Black Forest around 1 a.m. Monday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.  CSP tells News 5 that a 2009 Mini Cooper was traveling eastbound on E. Baptist Assembly Rd. at a high rate of speed when the driver blew through a stop sign at Roller Coaster Rd.  When the car crossed Roller Coaster Rd., it went airborne, spun off the road, went through a ditch and a grove of trees.

The driver, a 17-year-old from Parker, suffered minor injuries.  He was wearing his seatbelt.

Two of the passengers, 17-year-old Beau Begier, and 18-year-old Ryan Pappas, both from Monument, died at the scene.  Begier was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the car.  Pappas was wearing a seatbelt, but suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

A third passenger, a 17-year-old from Monument, was wearing his seatbelt, but was seriously injured in the crash.  He was taken to a local hospital by helicopter.

The 17-year-old driver was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention facility.  He is facing charges including vehicular homicide.

CSP says alcohol and speed led to this crash, which is still under investigation.


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