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Deadly crash closes part of South Nevada Avenue in Colorado Springs Wednesday evening

Police were investigating a deadly crash on S. Nevada in Colorado Springs on 12/23/20.
Police were investigating a deadly crash on S. Nevada in Colorado Springs on 12/23/20.(KKTV)
Published: Dec. 23, 2020 at 6:04 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 23, 2020 at 6:12 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A deadly crash closed a major Colorado Springs roadway Wednesday night.

At about 6 p.m. northbound South Nevada Avenue was closed in the area of Southgate Road. The intersection is south of downtown Colorado Springs.

According to Lt. Joel Kern with the Colorado Springs Police Department, a woman was traveling eastbound on Southgate Road and was turning right onto South Nevada. When the woman got onto Nevada, she changed lanes and sideswiped another car. The car that was hit rolled and slid into a light pole. One of the people the car that was sideswiped died at the scene. The light pole then fell and hit two other vehicles.

A total of four cars were involved. The person who died had not been publicly identified last time this article was updated. Everyone else in the crash had minor injuries or no injuries at all.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The roadway reopened late Wednesday night.

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