Police say girl died after being caught in storm


COLORADO SPRINGS |  Authorities say a 17-year-old girl drowned after she was caught in heavy rain in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The El Paso County coroner’s office identified the victim as Rose Hammes. Authorities say she died from drowning and blunt force trauma believed caused by hitting rocks in a local drainage canal that was flooding.

The body was found around midnight after the girl’s parents told authorities their daughter called Monday to say she was caught in a storm and planned to wait it out under a bridge.

A mudslide and flash flood killed one person in nearby Manitou Springs on Friday, and more rain hit the area on Monday.


Information from: KRDO-TV, https://www.krdo.com/