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Jul 24, 2012 6:28 PM by Paul Kavanaugh

CSPD officer dies after traffic crash

A Colorado Springs police officer has died of injuries after a traffic crash at Austin Bluffs and Silver Drive.

CSPD chief Peter Carey made the brief announcement this afternoon from Memorial Hospital Central, where the officer was taken after the accident. Relatives are being notified at this time.

The officer was involved in a motorcycle/truck accident earlier this afternoon.

The Major Accident Unit is at the scene.

Austin Bluffs remains closed from Oro Blanco to Old Farm as the accident investigation continues and police tell News 5's Zach Thaxton that the road will probably remain closed through the rush hour.

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