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Pedestrian identified in fatal accident on Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs

Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 19:26:37-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police have identified the pedestrian that was killed while trying to cross Platte Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

Police said a 2016 Nissan Leaf that was headed westbound on Platte on killed 62-year-old Albert McCoy of Colorado Springs, who was trying to cross Platte. The driver of the vehicle initially left the area but returned after several minutes and cooperated with police.

Police said their preliminary investigation showed McCoy was trying to cross the street across a raised median and they said the person was not in a crosswalk.

Authorities don't believe that excessive speeds or drunk or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.