Mar’Layza West Obituary, Death – In a heartbreaking incident on October 28, a fatal crash occurred at the intersection of East Platte Avenue and North Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs, resulting in the loss of 24-year-old Mar’Layza West. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) has officially identified her as the victim.
The crash involved two vehicles, an SUV and a car, colliding in the intersection. Investigations by CSPD revealed that the SUV, attempting to turn left onto westbound East Platte Avenue, collided with a car traveling southbound on North Academy Boulevard. Tragically, Mar’Layza West, a passenger in the SUV, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency personnel swiftly responded to the crash, transporting the remaining occupants of both vehicles to a nearby hospital for treatment. The investigations have indicated that speed is being considered as a factor in this tragic incident.
On October 30, the El Paso County Coroner’s office conducted an autopsy on Mar’Layza West, officially confirming her identity. The loss of a young life is always a devastating event, and our hearts go out to Mar’Layza’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
As the community grapples with the aftermath of this tragic accident, it serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of road safety. The impact of such incidents reverberates far beyond the immediate scene, affecting families, friends, and the community at large. The CSPD continues its investigation to understand the circumstances surrounding the crash fully.
In memory of Mar’Layza West, may her loved ones find strength and support as they navigate through the profound grief caused by this untimely loss.