FRANKTOWN, Colo. (CBS4)– The Colorado State Patrol believes alcohol is a factor in a deadly crash that left two people on a motorcycle dead.
The crash happened about a mile and a half south of Franktown on Colorado Highway 83 about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.READ MORE: Demand For COVID Testing Increases With Arrival Of Omicron Variant
Troopers said a 1997 green Honda Accord was traveling southbound on Colorado 83 when it crossed over the painted median into the northbound lanes, striking a 2014 maroon Harley Davidson driven by Brian Lehner of Parker and a 2016 gray Harley Davidson driven by Josephn Bartoletti of Colorado Springs,READ MORE: Long Hauler Recovers: COVID-19 Patient Goes Home After 158 Days In Hospital
Both Lehner, 58, and his passenger, Jacquie Lehner, 56, were ejected from their motorcycle and died at the scene. Bartoletti, 28, received minor injuries. Neither the Lehners nor Bartoletti were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Accord, Athina L. Munoz, 27, of Parker received serious injuries. Munoz was booked into the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: two counts of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of alcohol, two counts of vehicular homicide, third-degree assault, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, DUI, failure to present evidence of insurance upon request.MORE NEWS: State Lawmakers Vow Change After Allegations Of Funeral Homes Selling Body Parts, Giving Families False Cremains
The highway was closed for approximately three hours during the crash investigation.