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Drivers accused of racing charged in deadly crash

Posted at 5:20 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-09 11:54:14-05
Alisha Beauchamp and Brayden Buchholz
Alisha Beauchamp and Brayden Buchholz

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police have arrested two drivers after a deadly crash downtown earlier this month.

Officers said the drivers were racing at speeds of 70 mph and faster. The crash happened in the intersection of S. Nevada Ave. and E. Cimarron St. in downtown Colorado Springs.

Police said the driver who was killed, 64-year-old Norman G. Giddings, was turning left onto Cimarron when his vehicle was hit.

The force of the crash threw the Fountain man from the vehicle and he was pronounced dead on scene.

Officers said Giddings was hit by a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Alisha J. Beauchamp, she and a minor in her vehicle were treated for minor injuries.

Beauchamp is facing felony charges of vehicular homicide. The driver of the vehicle that police say she was racing has been identified as 26-year-old Brayden Buchholz and he is also facing vehicular homicide charges.