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2 hurt in DUI crash near downtown Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs firefighters at the scene of a crash.
Colorado Springs firefighters at the scene of a crash.(CSFD)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 9:33 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 6:21 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A drunk driver slammed into another car Tuesday night, landing themselves and one other in the hospital and shutting down an intersection for hours.

According to investigators, the suspect was heading north on Union and careened into a vehicle turning left onto Uintah. Police say they were met with two “extensively” wrecked vehicles when they got to the scene just before 9 p.m. One of the drivers was trapped and had to be freed by firefighters.

The drivers both suffered serious injuries but are expected to recover, police said.

The intersection was closed for the rest of the night while CSPD’s Major Crash Team investigated the collision. The intersection is back open Wednesday morning.

The suspect driver has not been identified.

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