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Coroner identifies victim in deadly UTV crash near Manitou Incline

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 19:41:26-04

MANITOU INCLINE — The coroner's office has identified the person killed in an accident involving a Utility Vehicle (UTV) near the Manitou Incline and the COG Railway on July 19.

52-year-old William Waring was killed while rebuilding the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. He was an employee of the transportation contracting company Stacy and Witbeck.

The company said in a statement four other employees suffered injuries but are in stable condition and are recovering.

According to the company employees were traveling together in a UTV when the incident happened during the end of shift commute back to the main staging area.

Full statement:

"Stacy and Witbeck is mourning the death of one of its employees who was involved in an incident on Friday, July 19th near the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway Replacement Project. Four additional employees also sustained injuries from this incident but are stable and recovering now. The employees were traveling together in a Utility Vehicle (UTV) when the incident happened during the end of shift commute back to the main staging area. Stacy and Witbeck will undertake an investigation to determine the cause of the incident. The company will cooperate with authorities in determining the facts. Right now, the company’s focus is on supporting the family of the individual involved. We are also providing support to our injured employees. Stacy and Witbeck places the highest value on safety. We will do everything possible to determine what happened so that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again."