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Police looking for possible DUI suspect who fled the scene of a deadly crash in southeast Colorado Springs

Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 4:23 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police are looking for a possible DUI suspect who ran away from the scene of a deadly crash in southeast Colorado Springs.

Officers on scene told 11 News a car was hit by a pickup truck on S. Academy Boulevard and Hancock Expressway early Thursday morning. Investigators say the driver of the truck ran off, leaving the truck in the middle of the road.

“The initial investigation determined that the Honda, being driven by 52-year-old Rosalinda Jacquez of Colorado Springs, was northbound on South Academy Boulevard and was attempting a left-hand turn onto westbound Hancock Expressway when she was struck by the Chevrolet which was southbound on South Academy Boulevard,” police wrote in a release. “Excessive speed on the part of the truck is suspected and evidence on scene points to the possibility that alcohol impairment may have been a factor as well.”

Jacquez was killed in the crash.

Investigators found a case of beer on the road that appeared to have fallen out of the truck, which leads them to believe the driver may have been drinking.

The intersection was closed for about 6-7 hours but was reopened as of 7 a.m.

The pick-up truck is described as a 1990 black Chevrolet Silverado extended cab truck with construction equipment in the bed. The driver who ran from the scene is described as a Hispanic male, with a medium build, possibly in his late 30′s, wearing dark clothing. He may have an injury that is causing him to limp, as well as possible facial injuries resulting from the crash.

Call 719-634-STOP with any information that could help police.

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