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Lakewood Police arrest 2 men, 1 woman after robbery that turned into fatal crash

Police said the suspects tried to escape in a red Mitsubishi Galant.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A robbery of an Ulta Beauty store located in the Lakewood City Commons shopping center turned into a fatal car crash, Lakewood Police Department (LPD) said in a news release.

LPD said they were called to the store located at 489 S. Wadsworth Blvd. on Dec. 4 around 1:56 p.m. for reports of a robbery in progress.

Upon arrival, police said several suspects fled the scene and drove off in a red Mitsubishi Galant. 

While fleeing, police said the suspects crashed into a man driving a Honda Civic near the intersection of West 1st Avenue and Harlan Street in Lakewood.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and the suspects were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The identity of the man killed in the crash has not been released.

Lakewood Police said three suspects were arrested after being released from the hospital.

William Kenny Mays, 40, and Donna Carol Smith, 50, are being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center. They are being held on multiple charges including first-degree murder. Neither Mays or Smith is bond eligible.

Credit: Lakewood Police Department
From left to right: Logan Doutrich, Donna Carol Smith and William Kenny Mays

Logan Doutrich, 44, was also arrested. He is still in custody at the Jefferson County Detention Center under a $500,000 cash bond. He is facing charges of vehicular homicide-reckless driving and vehicular eluding.

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