One dead, two sent to the hospital after car crash near 8th Street

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are investigating a traffic crash that killed one person and sent two others to the hospital in Colorado Springs Friday night.

Police have identified the man killed as 24-year-old Joseph Vialpando, Jr.

CSPD was notified of in the 1000 block of South 8th Street during a heavy rain storm and flash flooding Friday.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of South 8th Street near Motor City Drive, during the evening’s heavy rain storm and flash flooding in the area.

According to authorities, a Mazda was traveling southbound when it crossed into the northbound lanes and was struck broadside by a Hyundai traveling north.

The driver of the Mazda was extricated from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Two passengers of the Hyundai were also transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

All lanes of 8th Street reopened by 10:25 p.m.

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