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Fatal crash closes portion of E. Las Vegas Street near Janitell Road

Colorado Springs Police Department Cruiser CSPD
Posted at 8:51 AM, Nov 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-06 09:31:18-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — E. Las Vegas Street is closed from the 2700 block to Janitell Road for a fatal crash.

Colorado Springs Police Department says the closure is expected to last for several hours.

The call first came in around 7:50 a.m. after a Toyota sedan was traveling north on E. Las Vegas.

The Toyota sedan appeared to slide across the median and was then hit by a southbound trash truck. A woman died on the scene.

The woman was later identified as 27-year-old Erica Pantoja of Colorado Springs.

Weather was a factor but authorities aren't sure if speed is a factor. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol.

This is the 54th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs for 2022.

News5 has a crew headed to the scene.

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