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Wrong way driver arrested for crash that killed motorcyclist

Posted at 11:46 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 09:55:31-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – A motorcyclist is dead and a Colorado Springs man is in jail after an accident at Academy Blvd. and Palmer Park Blvd. at about 10:30 last night. 

Police say 25-year old  Kevin Lopez of Colorado Springs, was driving southbound on Academy Blvd. in the northbound lanes when he slammed into a motorcyclist. 

Officers say Lopez initially ran away from the scene of the accident and was found a short time later.

He was arrested for vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol. He was not injured in the crash.

The name of the motorcyclist is not being released at this time.

Detectives with the Major Accidents Unit would like to talk to the driver of a white SUV who may have witnessed the crash.

Call police at 719-444-7000 if you have any information.