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Deadly hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian sets all-time record for traffic deaths in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of a deadly auto-pedestrian accident Wednesday night.

The crash was the 44th traffic death in 2018, setting an all-time record for traffic deaths in Colorado Springs.

The crash happened at the intersection of N. Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway. It was reported at 11:14 p.m.

Police said they’re looking for a dark-colored Chevy Impala. Call Colorado Springs Police at 719-444-7000 if you have any information about the crash.

Southbound lanes of N. Academy Boulevard reopened a little after 5:30 a.m. Thursday following CSPD’s investigation.

According to data from the Colorado Department of Transportation, 31 people died on Colorado Springs roads in 2017 and 25 died at this time in 2016.

Colorado Springs’ previous record number for traffic deaths was 43, which was set in 1986.

Chris Loveless

Chris Loveless

Chris Loveless is a producer at KOAA News 5.
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