A Deaf man was killed in an accident while fleeing police.
25 year old Colorado Deaf man was driving a 2002 VW Jetta died as he was trying to flee on I-25 in Cimarron in Colorado. He took off at about 90 mph on the wrong way and crashed into 2002 Saturn. 64 year old driver Sylvia Hinklin and her little dog were also killed. The driver of VW Jetta was Matt Sims.
The accident happened this morning (2-19-08) around 12:30 a.m. Matt was driving on the wrong side of the highway. The police was taking a prisoner to jail in his police car and noticed Matthew’s car stopping and facing south, in the median next to the northbound lanes. Police tried to drive parallel to him in the southbound lanes. Matt took off and the officer turned off the siren and lights but did not chase him. Then Matt crashed into the another car.
The highway was closed for about 4 hours due to the accident investigation.
Matt Sims was known in the Deaf Community at Colorado Springs. He used to be a basketball player.
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