CARLSBAD, N.M. - Matt Depew, a student at Columbine High School from 1997 to 1999 and witnessed the mass shooting that left 12 students and a teacher dead, and wounded 23 others, passed away Saturday.
Depew lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He was working on an outage repair for XCel Energy Carlsbad when he was killed.
Xcel released the following statement:
"Tragically, one of our servicemen, Matthew Depew, died early Saturday while working on outage restoration activities outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends, family and co-workers affected by this tragic accident. As the cause is under investigation, drawing any conclusions at this stage would be premature. We are fully cooperating with the authorities and are conducting our own thorough investigation."
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