Posted: Sep 27, 2012 11:16 PM by Jacqui Heinrich
Updated: Sep 28, 2012 9:54 AM
Staff Sgt. David Feaster, an active solider at Fort Carson, was killed Thursday night in a one-vehicle rollover at 18005 High Plains View in Hanover near the Pikes Peak International Raceway. His 11-year-old son was also in the car, but survived the crash uninjured.
State Patrol tells News 5 Feaster and his son were driving westbound on High Plains View around 7:15 PM when the Chevrolet S-U-V veered out of control, heading toward a telephone pole. The boy told officials his father overcorrected, rolling the vehicle. Feaster was still pinned inside the vehicle three hours after the accident; his body was extracted just after 10:00 PM.
State Trooper Brian Harris said, "We got out here and the vehicle had rolled one and a half times. The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle did land on top of him."
State Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash and say speed was a factor; Harris described the road as a "washboard", which would have sent the vehicle careening if traveling at a higher rate of speed than posted. Officials also say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, which contributed to his death. Drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.
The surviving son went home with his mother; officials didn't know whether or not he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. He escaped uninjured, crawling out of the car window and running to a nearby home to call 9-11.