Speed and Drugs Blamed for Aspen Festival Student’s Road Deaths

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Police have today indicated that drug use and speed are being investigated as contributing factors in the road deaths of Aspen Music Festival students, Alexander Greene and Benjamin Darneille, in Wyoming last Monday evening.

Police had indicated the 23 year old trumpeter and 21 year old tuba player were driving in the oncoming traffic lane, of the U.S. 191 highway when hit head-on by a semi-truck pulling two trailers.

“Drug use and driver inattention are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash,” a statement by the Wyoming Highway Patrol has said.

Alexander, a student at the Curtis Institute of Music and Benjamin, a student at DePaul University, had both recently just finished summer Fellowships at the Aspen Festival of Music.

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PICTURED:  TUBA PLAYER FAR RIGHT, BEN DARNEILLE AND TRUMPET PLAYER, CENTRE, ALEX GREENE

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