2 dead, 3 taken to local hospitals after crash off Old Stage Road

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Two people were killed and three others were injured in a crash on Old Stage Road Wednesday night.

Troopers said the crash happened around 6 p.m. A 2001 Jeep Cherokee driven by 22-year-old Wyatt Beaman of Colorado Springs was headed southbound when it went off the right side of the road and down a ravine, ejecting three of the occupants.

Two of the passengers died in the crash. They have been identified as Kelby Engleen, 21, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jacob Busch, 33, of Colorado Springs.

Beamen and the two other passengers were hospitalized with serious injuries. The passengers were identified as Matt Orrell, 31, of Colorado Springs, and Sydney Neubauer, 22, of Ogden, Iowa.

Troopers said alcohol is considered a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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