1 killed, 1 injured following head-on crash in Colorado Springs

Around 8 a.m. Friday, Colorado Springs Police closed northbound Powers Boulevard at Aeroplaza...
Around 8 a.m. Friday, Colorado Springs Police closed northbound Powers Boulevard at Aeroplaza Drive for a serious crash.(KKTV)
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 8:02 AM MDT|Updated: Jul. 5, 2022 at 6:02 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A driver killed in a head-on collision last week has been identified.

Police responded to a collision involving a red Mazda and a blue Ford F-250 at Powers and Aeroplaza around 7:30 on the morning of July 1. Officers said the pickup was trying to turn from southbound Powers onto Aeroplaza when it was hit by the Mazda. The Mazda reportedly ran a red light, according to witnesses at the scene who police spoke to. The person behind the wheel of the Mazda had to be extricated from the vehicle and died on the scene. The driver of the Ford F-250 was taken to the hospital with serious injuries but survived.

The roadway was closed for several hours following the crash.

Tuesday, the driver who died was identified as 33-year-old Benjamin Schuler.

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