The El Paso County Coroner's Office identified the two boys who died Monday in a vehicle crash east of downtown Colorado Springs as 9-year-old Neto White and 17-year-old Leondro Carabajal.
The boys died Monday afternoon after an SUV slammed into the minivan that they and another person were pushing from Pikes Peak Avenue when it ran out of gas near South Parkside Drive.
According to police, Neto and Carabajal were crushed between a Dodge Durango and the minivan.
Officers arrested 47-year-old Robert Icenogle, who was at the wheel of the Durango, on suspicion of two counts of vehicular homicide.
According to the arrest affidavit, Icenogle admitted that he was under the influence of the allergy drug Phenergan and Methadone, which is a narcotic commonly used in drug addiction detoxification or as a pain reliever. An officer said Icenogle had "bloodshot watery eyes, lethargic movements and slurred speech."
Three others were injured during the crash, including the third person who was outside the minivan.
Harrison School District 2 sent grief counselors to Wildflower Elementary on Tuesday to help students deal with the death of Neto, a fourth-grader who attended the school in southeast Colorado Springs. He earlier was identified as a 10-year-old.
“He was a great kid and a great student," said Wildflower principal Wendy Godwin. "The Wildflower staff and students are deeply saddened by this loss.”
Godwin said she didn't know much about Carabajal, but said she was told he was a friend of Neto's family.
According to Godwin, Neto's sister, Anjelica White, is a fifth-grade student at Wildflower. Godwin said the girl was injured in the crash and was in the hospital Tuesday. The affidavit said Anjelica had fractures to her hand and ankle after the crash.
The principal said district counselors and a school counselor spent Tuesday morning with all fourth- and fifth-grade students at Wildflower.
Donations are being collected at Wildflower to "help the family with whatever they need," Godwin said. People may go to the school at 1160 Keith Drive or call 579-2115 to help.