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Driver hits headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery

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Posted at 6:44 PM, May 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 23:29:05-04

DENVER — The Denver Police Department is investigating after a woman drove her car into multiple headstones at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

According to police, the woman side-swiped two vehicles parked in the cemetery parking lot before continuing on to crash into the headstones.

Antonio Moran says he was at the cemetery when the incident occurred to honor some of his family members who served in the military. He says he witnesses the car driving full-speed through the lawn, hitting other vehicles, going through a ravine and ending up sliding into the gravestones.

"It just got worse and worse," Moran said.

The department did not have information on how many headstones were damaged. Moran says he could tell some had been ripped completely out of the ground while others were broken in half.

No one was injured, and Moran said there were a lot of people at the cemetery at the time the incident occurred.

The driver was arrested, and she's being held on investigation of driving under the influence. Police did not release her identity.

Moran said the woman was smiling the whole time, and then yelled at the crowd asking for empathy as she was being taken away by police.

The investigation remains ongoing.

"It's just crazy," Moran said. "This day is supposed to be about honoring and giving respects and remembering the veterans that gave their lives for this country, so the fact that someone made these kind of choices and disrupted a cemetery out of all places, it's sad."