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Driver identified after deadly crash in the Briargate area last weekend

Colorado Springs Police Department CSPD
Posted at 4:38 PM, May 31, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The driver of a deadly crash in the Briargate area last weekend has been identified. The El Paso County Coroner's Office says she is 53-year-old Maroufeh Kazemi.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), the crash happened around 9 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Chapel Hills Drive. Police say both drivers were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the crash happened when Kazemi was traveling westbound on Brairgate Parkway. She attempted to turn left onto Chapel Hills Drive, but collided with another vehicle traveling eastbound on Briargate Parkway.

According to CSPD, Kazemi died at the hospital. At this time, police have not released the name and condition of the other driver involved.

Police are still investigating, but they say speed is considered a factor of the crash.

This was the 20th traffic death in Colorado Springs in 2024, according to police. They say there have been 51 traffic deaths in the city in the last 365 days.

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