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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Two septuagenarian friends speed-testing a sky blue Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista were killed after rocketing off the end of a runway and sailing across a ravine, authorities said Sunday night.

The men had permission to use the runway, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said. And they likely were moving faster than 100 miles per hour.

The 2016 Challenger Hellcat driven southbound down the runway Friday by Lynd Fitzgerald, age 71, of Colorado Springs, with Roger Lichtenberger, 76, of San Marcos, Calif., in the passenger seat kept moving off the runway for another 314 feet, sheriff's investigators found.

Then it went through the air over a ravine before hitting the ground. The car bounced back into the air again, flipped end over end over a second ravine, and landed on its wheels, the investigators determined.

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700hp car. It doesn't mess around. Amazing how the US industry turned dwindling performance around into affordable cars that can hang with, and sometimes beat, super cars.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-09-12 11:43 AM | Reply

Well, if you are going to die anyway....

May as well go out like this...

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 12:01 PM | Reply

Dumbasses weren't driving The General Lee.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-09-12 12:14 PM | Reply

"There were no laws broken."

Yeah, the law of common sense.

Well, if you are going to die anyway...

Everyone dies.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-09-12 12:26 PM | Reply

Everyone dies.

Sure, but it beats lying in a nursing home in a urine soaked diaper.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Sure, but it beats lying in a nursing home in a urine soaked diaper.

Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 12:32 PM | Reply

Not if you're cathed.

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-09-12 12:46 PM | Reply

What?

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 01:01 PM | Reply

What?

#7 | Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 01:01 PM | Reply | Fla

In urinary catheterization a latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube known as a urinary catheter is inserted into a patient's bladder via the urethra. Catheterization allows the patient's urine to drain freely from the bladder for collection. It may be used to inject liquids used for treatment or diagnosis of bladder conditions. A clinician, often a nurse, usually performs the procedure, but self-catheterization is also possible. The catheter may be a permanent one (indwelling catheter), or an intermittent catheter removed after each catheterization.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-09-12 01:11 PM | Reply

Laura, you need help...

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Laura, you need help...

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2017-09-12 01:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hunny if I wind up in a nursing home and can't get up to use the toilet you can bet your ass I'm being cathed.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-09-12 01:16 PM | Reply

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Sure, but it beats lying in a nursing home in a urine soaked diaper.

#5 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2017-09-12 12:32 PM | REPLY | FLAG

If you think everyone ends up that way, you have a very naive world view.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2017-09-12 01:33 PM | Reply

Who was driving, Thelma or Louise?

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-09-12 01:54 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by 726

He didn't say that at all. He said the way they went out beats that.

I totally agree with him - they apparently weren't ready to go and it is tragic but you can either go quick or slow. They didn't hardly feel a thing and were having a blast. F a nursing home. F cancer. F Alzheimer's. etc.

Yes those cars are mad fast. I recently rode in a ZL1 Camaro - a bit faster than that Hellcat and have been in faster yet. My personal toy isn't that fast yet but... But yes I am an adrenaline junky and always have been. I am just more careful about my adrenaline fixes now.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-09-12 03:26 PM | Reply

The Challenger Demon is even faster. It's just north of 800 horsepower.

The of course there is the Bugatti Chiron. It produces a mere 1500 horsepower and it carries a price tag of $3 million.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-09-12 04:05 PM | Reply

Each one of these cars increases global warming all by itself.

#15 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-09-13 12:57 PM | Reply

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