UPDATE: MONDAY 1/22/2024 3:44 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), a car crossed into oncoming traffic on South Academy Boulevard on Monday, causing the fatal crash that closed Academy.
CSPD said officers responded to a two-car crash just before 12:15 p.m. in the 3300 block of South Academy, near the intersection with Jet Wing Drive. When officers arrived, they determined that a northbound car crossed into southbound traffic, hitting another car.
CSPD said both drivers were taken to the hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead. Neither speed nor alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, CSPD said.
Traffic was diverted off Academy at Hancock Expressway to the north and Drennan Road to the south while the Major Crash Team investigated. CSPD said Academy had reopened at Jet Wing shortly before 3:45 p.m.
ORIGINAL STORY: Academy Boulevard closed due to fatal crash
MONDAY 1/22/2024 2:43 p.m.
At 1:22 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) reported on social media that South Academy Boulevard was closed in both directions at Jet Wing Drive due to a crash.
CSPD said the crash involved two cars, and confirmed to FOX21 that one person had died as a result of the crash. CSPD said both north and southbound lanes are closed, and asked travelers to avoid the area for the next several hours.
FOX21 News has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide updates when information becomes available.