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Arrest made in hit-and-run that left motorcyclist seriously injured

Brian A. Abeyta
Brian A. Abeyta

COLORADO SPRINGS – An arrest has been made in a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist seriously hurt last month.

39-year-old Brian A. Abeyta is facing numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injuries.

On April 8, Springs police were called to the scene of a vehicle versus a motorcycle crash at the intersection of E. Fillmore St. and N. Cascade Ave. When they arrived, police learned one of the vehicles left the scene. The motorcyclist was transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The Major Crash Team unit determined that Abeyta was traveling westbound on E. Fillmore St when he tried to make a left turn to go southbound on N. Cascade Ave. By doing so, police say Abeyta turned in front of the motorcyclist going eastbound, causing the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Jovana Simic

Jovana Simic

Jovana Simic is a morning producer at KOAA News 5.
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