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Deadly crash closes parts of Powers Friday afternoon in Colorado Springs

Westbound Barnes Road at Powers Boulevard and Eastbound Barnes Road at Rio Vista Drive in...
Westbound Barnes Road at Powers Boulevard and Eastbound Barnes Road at Rio Vista Drive in Colorado Springs are closed while Police investigate a fatal crash.(KKTV)
Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 12:04 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 2, 2021 at 4:35 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Speed is being looked at as a possible factor following a deadly crash in Colorado Springs on Friday.

At about 11 a.m. police were called to Powers Boulevard and Barnes Road for a crash involving an SUV and a dump truck. The driver of the SUV was gravely injured. Despite life-saving efforts by the Colorado Springs Fire Department, the driver died at the scene.

Investigators with CSPD believe the SUV was going southbound on Powers when the driver lost control while trying to turn westbound onto Barnes Road. The SUV then rolled and hit a dump truck on eastbound Barnes that was stopped at a red light.

The driver of the dump truck had minor injuries. All lanes of traffic were back open at about 3:20 p.m.

The person who died was only identified to the public as a man. The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation.

We will update this article as soon as we learn more.

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