COLORADO SPRINGS — The southbound lanes on Powers by Constitution were shut down for several hours on Wednesday due to a serious crash.
The crash happened at around 4:00 p.m.
According to police, four vehicles were involved. They say the crash was caused by one of the drivers who may have suffered a medical episode while driving since they determined that speeding and alcohol were not involved in the crash.
All southbound lanes of Powers at Constitution are shut down for a crash. 1 northbound lane of Powers is shut down also. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route.— CSPD Communications (@CSPDComCenter) August 4, 2021
Detectives say that the driver of a Kia Stinger was heading northbound on Powers Boulevard when it sideswiped another car that was also heading northbound. After the Kia struck that car, it then veered left and drove through the median. While traveling through the median, the Kia struck and knocked down a light pole. The Kia then entered the southbound lanes of traffic and struck a Hyundai Elantra, being driven by 60-year-old Mi Y. Ko of Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Ko’s Hyundai was then struck from behind by another car. Mrs. Ko and another driver were taken to the hospital for serious injuries, Mrs. Ko died from her injuries.
Mrs. Ko is the 27th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this time in 2020, there were 24 traffic fatalities in the city.
Powers was shut down between Constitution and Palmer Park until 7:45 p.m. when the lanes reopened.
The investigation is ongoing