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Colorado Springs man dies in Highway 96 crash near Pueblo

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Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 5:23 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 2:57 PM MST
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PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Troopers believe alcohol or drugs played a role in a crash that killed a Colorado Springs man in Pueblo County early Monday morning.

The driver of a Nissan Titan was traveling west on Highway 96 just outside Pueblo when he ran off the road, crashed into several large rocks, and flipped his vehicle. State Patrol says while he was wearing a seat belt, his injuries were too severe and he was killed.

State Patrol did not provide an exact location for the crash. The Pueblo County Coroner identified the driver as 30-year-old Zachary Paulson. According to the coroner, Paulson died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved and no other people were reported in the pickup.

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