Driver arrested in connection with fatal crash in central Colorado Springs

Vanessa Gonzales Colorado Springs Police Department

A woman has been arrested on DUI and other charges in connection with a crash that killed another driver in central Colorado Springs Wednesday morning. 

The crash happened around 5:15 a.m. on Maizeland Road at Wold Avenue, which is just east of Academy Boulevard. Police said a Nissan SUV was headed eastbound when it collided with a Cadillac that was trying to turn left from Wold Avenue onto westbound Maizeland Road. 

The driver of the Cadillac, 41-year-old William Harrington, was extricated from his car and taken to the hospital, where he died. 

The driver of the Nissan, 30-year-old Vanessa Gonzales of Colorado Springs, was arrested on DUI and vehicular homicide charges. Police said she was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and was going faster than the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. Gonzales was not injured, according to police. 

Harrington’s death is the 11th traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were nine. 

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