CREATED Nov. 20, 2012
Douglas Co., CO - Distraught family members try to cope with the pain after a serious crash kills two construction workers in Colorado. The state patrol says the driver of a subaru, 74 year-old Thomas Garrity of Bellevue, lost control while exiting a highway south of Denver.
Garrity was travelling with his wife when their car drove off the off-ramp and onto an embankment, killing two construction workers. "As you can tell it's obviously really tragic," said Dick Brasher, vice president of Concrete Works of Colorado.
Tonight, neighbors of Thomas Garrity say their hearts go out to both the victims' families and their own neighbors. "Needless to say it was shocking, you know to hear about my neighbors," Ruth Wood said.
Paramedics took Garrity and his wife to a hospital with moderate injuries. During the crash, police say garrity also hit another car but that driver didn't get hurt.
"No, I don't think he's too old to drive. he is retired, a retired colonel from the Air Force I believe," Wood said.
Officers have not said why Garrity lost control and crashed.
"All of us neighbors are praying for them and thinking about them."