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Person dies after being hit by fire truck

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Oct 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-17 15:43:55-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — One person is dead after they were hit by a fire truck that was responding to a fire in Colorado Springs.

It happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in the area of Dorchester Park. That park is located south of downtown, near I-25 and S. Nevada Ave.

According to Colorado Springs Police, the fire truck was responding to a report of a tree stump on fire when they hit the person. When they checked on the individual, they found that person was deceased.

The CSPD Major Crash Team has now responded to the scene to take over the investigation.

"While responding, a Colorado Springs Fire Department brush truck was involved in a vehicular incident that resulted in a death of a civilian that was in the area. We are saddened by this unfortunate and tragic event and will be working with the Colorado Springs Police Department during the investigation", commented Fire Chief Randy Royal on the situation.

This is a developing story and will continue to be followed by News5.


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