Colorado: Lakewood Police say drugs & alcohol suspected in death of Kayla Ann Flinchpaugh


Lakewood Police Dept Colo. motor unit at crash scene.

Lakewood Police Dept Colo. motor unit at crash scene.

From KDVR 

LAKEWOOD, Colo. 11/03/2015 — A passenger was killed, and the driver and another passenger were hospitalized after a car crash on Sixth Avenue early Monday morning.

It happened in the eastbound lanes just before Sheridan Boulevard when the driver lost control and hit the guardrail, rolling several times, according to the Lakewood Police Department.

A driver and two passengers were in the vehicle. One passenger was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified her as 19-year-old Kayla Ann Flinchpaugh. Officials said she died as a result of significant head trauma.

The male driver was thrown from the vehicle but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He remains in the hospital.

Another female passenger was injured during, but Lakewood police said she was wearing her seat belt. Identities of the driver and third passenger have not been released.

Investigators believe alcohol and drugs might be a factor. ...MORE

Commuters on 6th Avenue driving toward downtown Denver from the west yesterday morning found the route closed at Wadsworth — a sign that suggested something awful had taken place.

Unfortunately, this proved to be true.

A single-car accident near 6th and Sheridan resulted in the death of nineteen-year-old Kayla Flinchpaugh, a passenger in the vehicle.

The driver and another passenger survived — and investigators believe that alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor in the crash.….MORE

Kayla Flinchpaugh killed in DUI crash Lakewood Colo 110215

Kayla Flinchpaugh killed in DUI crash Lakewood Colo 110215

From Gofundme page

11/03/2015 —- This Morning,  November 2, 2015 we lost an amazing young girl with a beautiful smile! She is up with all the other angles now! Kayla was young, bright, loving, caring and had a smile that would light up any room she walked in to!

In the early hours of Noverber 2nd, Kayla was involved in fatal car accident. She was with two other people who survived the accident. Kayla was sitting in the back seat and was ejected from the car. Kayla was only 19 years old! I wanted to start this page because this is not the only loss this family has had this year. Earlier in the year Kayla’s Grandfather died. So, not only does this family need your prayers but they need your help to give Kayla the funeral she deserves. ….MORE