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Deputy Cited In Colorado Springs Fatal Crash

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(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – An El Paso County sheriff’s deputy faces a charge for a car crash that killed an Air Force reservist.

The Colorado State Patrol on Wednesday issued 42-year-old Rodney Fannin a misdemeanor citation for careless driving resulting in death. Investigators say Fannin ran a red light in Colorado Springs two weeks ago and hit the car driven by Capt. Vivian Elmo. She died at the scene.

Elmo was an active-duty reservist with the 310th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base. Fannin was off-duty and in his personal vehicle at the time of the accident.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Fannin was on probation for a careless driving conviction when the crash happened.

The sheriff’s office says it is conducting an internal investigation.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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