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Trial dates set for drivers accused in fatal crash

Posted at 2:22 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 16:22:55-05
Alisha Beauchamp and Brayden Buchholz
Alisha Beauchamp and Brayden Buchholz

COLORADO SPRINGS – The second defendant in the case of a 64-year-old man killed in an alleged racing incident in Colorado Springs now has a trial date.

Brayden Buchholz, 26, pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide Wednesday morning. His next hearing is February 20th with a tentative trial date of May 6th.

The other defendant, Alisha Beauchamp, 32, also entered a plea of not guilty to vehicular homicide last month. Her trial date is set for April 1st.

On the morning of November 2, 2018, Beauchamp and Buchholz were reportedly going 70 miles per hour, double the speed limit, down N. Nevada Ave. when Norman Giddings car was hit as he took a turn onto E. Cimarron St.

Giddings was ejected from the vehicle by the force of the crash and died on scene. Beauchamp and her juvenile passenger were treated and released for minor injuries.

The arrests of Beauchamp and Buchholz were announced a week after the crash.  The traffic death was the 45th of the year out of a record 48 on Colorado Springs roads in 2018.