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One person killed after motorized bike struck on Academy

Posted at 10:54 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 16:52:54-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – One person has died after a crash at the intersection of S. Academy Blvd. and Pace Dr. Saturday night.

Colorado Springs Police say a person who was riding a motorized bicycle westbound on Pace Dr, ran a red light and was hit by a Chevy Equinox SUV.

That person was thrown from the bike and died from their injuries. The person who died in the crash has not been identified.

CSPD says the person driving the SUV stayed on scene and called police after the crash. At this time, police say they don’t believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

This is the 20th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2019. There were 23 traffic fatalities at this time in 2018.

“We are very concerned about the traffic fatalities here in Colorado Springs and because of that we have a whole slew of methods to use to step up our enforcement, our education, our engineering, and the city’s engineering to combat those crashes and those traffic fatalities,” said Colorado Springs police Lt. Jim Sokolik