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Hit-and-run driver killed in second crash minutes later

 The vehicle landed behind where the officers are standing in a drainage area with heavy undetgrowth.  "It's hidden in that area," said CSPD spokesperson Sgt. Castro.
The vehicle landed behind where the officers are standing in a drainage area with heavy undetgrowth. "It's hidden in that area," said CSPD spokesperson Sgt. Castro. (KKTV)
Published: Aug. 13, 2018 at 9:28 AM MDT
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A driver trying to flee a collision in southeast Springs died just moments later after losing control of his vehicle.

Colorado Springs Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Pamela Castro spoke to the senselessness of the deadly crash.

"The first accident occurred in the area of Circle and I-25. It was a minor accident with no injuries. ... The vehicle involved in that accident fled the scene."

Then he missed the turn onto the exit ramp from Circle onto Hancock Expressway, Castro said.

"If you exit heading north from Circle to Delta, there’s a grass median. Went across the grass median, went across the ramp from Delta onto Circle and into a ditch," she told 11 News.

Before landing in the ditch, the vehicle hit a light pole.

The driver was dead when officers reached the crash site. A dog in the vehicle survived the crash with injuries and was taken to the humane society for treatment.

No other vehicles were involved in the deadly crash.

The driver has been identified as 71-year-old Gary Pierce.

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