CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) investigated a crash in Centennial on Thursday night that left a woman and a carjacking suspect dead.
ACSO said deputies were called to East Dry Creek Road and South Adams Street, just west of South Colorado Boulevard, about 10:15 p.m. after getting 911 calls about a serious crash.
Deputies said Desmond Stennis, 27, a suspect in a carjacking in Littleton that night, had been driving erratically at high speeds down East Dry Creek Road when he crashed into a car that was coming from the opposite direction, killing both drivers.
The Sheriff's Office said Stennis was not being chased at the time.
Littleton Police said Stennis had stolen the victim's vehicle at a gas station at South Broadway and East Dry Creek Road. He did not use a weapon, and the victim was not hurt, police said.
The woman in the car that Stennis ran into has been identified by the Arapahoe County coroner as Heidi Glover, 42.
Friends of Glover said she was a wife and a mom of four kids.
"Why did this have to happen," said Shelly Caviness. "I don't know the answer to that."
Caviness was friends with Glover since middle school. She found the strength to talk about Glover on Sunday so people could know the type of person she was.
"It was the best piece of her, being a mom," said Caviness. "She taught them to love big and laugh big and that will just live on through her kids."
Caviness said her laugh was incredibly loud and contagious and she was full of life.
Glover may be gone, but the impact she made on her friends will live on.
"I lost my husband almost four years ago," said Kimberly Wynn, another friend. "When she saw me she hugged me so tight. I could feel her love through her hug. I'll never forget that comfort she gave me. Her heart was as big as her smile."
A GoFundMe has been set up for Glover's family.
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