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Vehicle vs pedestrian crash leaves one dead Thursday evening

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Posted at 10:11 PM, Mar 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-10 16:45:59-05

FOUNTAIN, Colorado — One person is dead following a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on S. Academy Blvd. Thursday evening. It happened around 9 p.m. near the I-25 and S. Academy Blvd. intersection.

A male pedestrian was wearing dark clothing, and was attempting to cross S. Academy Blvd. outside of a marked crosswalk with no lighting, according to the Fountain Police Department. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound on S. Academy Blvd. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital, but later died due to the injuries they sustained in the crash.

Two eastbound lanes were closed on S. Academy Blvd. while the Fountain Police Department investigated.

Speed and alcohol are not being considered factors of this crash.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office will release the name of the pedestrian at a later time.

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