COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (THECOUNT) — Colorado woman, Elizabeth Bennett, is facing charges of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of a suspected drug, in the DUI death of a 40-year-old female pedestrian last Sunday.

With the help of social media and responding family members, Colorado Springs police identified homeless woman, Essence Grant, as the victim killed the violent crash Sunday which occurred at the intersection of S. Academy Blvd and Astrozon Blvd, in Colorado Springs, CO.


Bennett, 29, was taken into custody.

Thursday, CSPD said 40-year-old Essence Grant was the victim who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Sunday. Despite medical staff trying to keep her alive, she succumbed to her injuries.

Police say Grant was a homeless resident of Colorado Springs. source

Anyone with possible information on the deadly crash should contact police at 911.

Colorado Springs, at an elevation of 6,035 ft., is a city in Colorado at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. It lies near glacier-carved Pikes Peak, a landmark in Pike National Forest with hiking trails and a cog railway leading to its 14,114-ft. summit. The city’s Garden of the Gods park features iconic red-sandstone formations and mountain views, according to Wikipedia.