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Driver not anticipated to face charges in crash that killed bicyclist in Colorado Springs

Posted at 4:19 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 18:19:55-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police say no charges are being anticipated for the driver of a car that hit and killed a bicyclist near the intersection of S Academy Boulevard and Fountain Boulevard.

The crash happened on September 5 around 9:36 p.m., where officers were notified of the car vs. bicycle crash. The bicyclist, identified as 25-year-old Stetson Hogue of Colorado Springs, was attempting to cross S Academy Boulevard westbound when he was hit by the northbound vehicle.

Hogue suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Accident Unit led the investigation into the deadly crash.

Investigators said Hogue was not wearing reflective clothing, a protective helmet or had any lights on his bike at the time of the crash. When he was attempting to cross S Academy Boulevard, he was mid-block in an unlit area, according to CSPD.

The driver did not sustain any injuries and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time. Investigators also do not believe speed was a factor in the crash.

Hogue’s death was the 35th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2018 and the third bicycle-related fatality. That number last year was at 27. Anyone with information or is a witness to the investigation is asked to call CSPD at (719) 444-7000.