Colorado State Patrol
District 2, Troop B
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Phone: (719) 635-0385
Fax: (719) 635-1802
For Immediate Release Date: May 6, 2013 Time: 1804 hours
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of
Meridian Road and Garrett Road near Falcon, Colorado.
A 2007 Sterling flatbed tow truck, which was towing a car on its flatbed, was traveling southbound
on Meridian Road while a 2001 Ford F150 was eastbound on Garrett Road. As the Ford was
traveling through the intersection, the tow truck driver failed to stop at the stop sign. The tow
truck’s front end struck the Ford on its left side. After the collision, the tow truck continued south
through the intersection, traveled off the east side of Meridian Road and into the front yard of a
private residence. The tow truck then struck a tree, which caused the towed car to fall from the
flatbed. The tow truck continued south for a short distance before it came to rest on its wheels.
After impact, the Ford was pushed south on Meridian Road and began to rotate clockwise until it
came to rest on its wheels facing north near the western edge of Meridian Road.
The tow truck driver, 24-year-old Joshua Preslar of Colorado Springs, was not wearing his seatbelt
and suffered moderate injuries as a result of the crash. Preslar was taken to a local hospital where
he was treated for his injuries.
The two occupants in the Ford, a 57-year-old male driver and a 51-year-old female passenger, both
from Peyton, were not wearing their seatbelts and were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names
are being withheld until their next-of-kin have been notified.
At this time, alcohol and/or drug use is not considered to be a factor in the crash, which remains
For further information, contact Trooper Eric Zachareas at Eric.Zachareas@state.co.us