Driver ID’d in fatal collision between dump truck and sedan in south Colorado Springs

Police investigate a deadly crash in Colorado Springs 11/29/22.
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 8:44 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 7:41 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police have identified the woman killed when her car collided with a dump truck last week.

The crash was reported at Las Vegas Street and Janitell just after 8 a.m. on Nov. 29.

“On scene investigation found the truck was headed south on Las Vegas and the car was traveling north,” part of an online blotter by Colorado Springs Police reads. “It appears that the car crossed over the median and was struck by the truck.”

The driver in the car died at the scene. She was identified Tuesday as 27-year-old Erica Pantoja of Colorado Springs.

Police also said Tuesday that they were investigating whether road conditions caused the crash. The weather was snowy at the time of the crash, and Las Vegas Street was extremely slick.

2022 became the deadliest year on record for crashes in Colorado Springs after recording its 52nd fatal collision last month. This latest crash is the 54th fatal collision in the city this year.