“End of the Trail” by Stan Payne, March 14, 1961. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 004-10656.

Caption under similar photo: “State Patrolman Sgt. Richard Schippers and Patrolman D. C. Hower look at the body of Charles Deiter, 82, of 33 S. El Paso St., where it lies beside the remains of his crushed car. In the background is shown the 300 foot embankment down which the car plunged after leaving Colorado Highway 115, 10 miles south of Colorado Springs. Standing on the road above left of center are two other patrol officers John Baker and Leslie Kyllingstadd. They mark the spot where the car left the highway.” Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on March 14, 1961, page 1.

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