A Colorado Springs firefighter charged with careless driving resulting in death, pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge. Wesley Cosgrove was driving a brush unit to a fire in a park on October 16, 2022. While proceeding down a dirt path he drove over what appeared to be debris. A 76-year-old homeless woman, Margaret Miller, was under the debris, which included blankets and other items. She died from her injuries.
Cosgrove was sentenced to a traffic fine of $150 plus court costs, unsupervised probation for a year, and 100 hours of community service. However, the city council has agreed to provide legal counsel to Cosgrove for the wrongful death suit filed by Miller’s daughter.