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Victim identified following crash on eastbound Garden of the Gods Road

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 11:27:30-04

One person has died following a traffic crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on March 23

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, 57-year-old John Vidmar was in the center of the east bound lane of traffic when he was struck by a passing vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located Vidmar deceased on the scene.

During on-scene investigation, it was determined the vehicle involved was driving east bound on Garden of the Gods Road in the center lane of traffic when the driver struck Vidmar.

It was also determined Vidmar was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and speed were not factors in this investigation.

This is the first fatal crash of the year and the sixth overall traffic-related fatality of 2022.

At this time last year, Colorado Springs had 5 fatal traffic crashes.

A fatal crash just off the northbound I-25 exit on Garden of the Gods road closed down the eastbound section of the road at the interchange.

Colorado Springs Police have reopened the road as of 7:15 A.M.

News5 was told that a man was hit and killed by a car, and the driver stayed on the scene after the incident.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, 57-year-old John Vidmar was pronounced dead on the scene.

The police are investigating the crash to determine the cause.

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