© 2024 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

3 Colorado teens are arrested in the death of a woman killed by a rock while driving

Three Colorado 18-year-olds are accused of killing a 20-year-old woman by throwing rocks at her car and have been charged with first-degree murder in connection with her death, the sheriff's office said Wednesday.

Joseph Koenig, Nicholas "Mitch" Karol-Chik and Zachary Kwak, all from Arvada, Colorado, were allegedly driving around throwing "large landscaping rocks" at several cars last Wednesday night, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The last car they allegedly hit belonged to Alexa Bartell, who was on the phone with a friend when the rock came through her windshield. She then crashed her vehicle, but was killed by the rock and not the collision, according to a JCSO spokesperson.

The suspects were arrested at their respective homes in Arvada, which is about 10 miles northwest of Denver.

Additional charges could be brought against the teenagers, the sheriff's office said.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Ayana Archie
[Copyright 2024 NPR]

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.

Related Content