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Man suspected of DUI in deadly Colorado Springs crash involving a pedestrian Monday night

Serious crash involving a pedestrian in Colorado Springs 8/31/20.
Serious crash involving a pedestrian in Colorado Springs 8/31/20.(KKTV)
Published: Aug. 31, 2020 at 9:08 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A man is suspected of driving under the influence in a deadly crash Monday night in Colorado Springs.

The crash was reported at about 7:40 p.m. along Garden of the Gods Road just west of I-25. Investigators believe the pedestrian was trying to cross Garden of the Gods Road at North Chestnut in a crosswalk when the pedestrian was hit by a Toyota SUV. The driver of the SUV was identified as 66-year-old Robert Bland. Bland was “found to be impaired,” according to police. Bland was arrested and suspected of vehicular homicide.

Garden of the Gods was closed for several hours for the investigation.

The pedestrian has not been publicly identified.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call 719-444-7000.

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