UPDATE: THURSDAY 9/7/2023 3:12 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The pedestrian who was hit and killed in a parking lot on North Academy Boulevard on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 31 has been identified.
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), on Friday, Sept. 1, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as 51-year-old Marcus Bogart of Colorado Springs.
This is the 30th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this same time last year,
there were 36 fatalities. In the past 365 days, there have been 50 traffic fatalities in Colorado Springs, according to CSPD.
ORIGINAL STORY: Fatal auto-pedestrian crash in northern Colorado Springs
UPDATE: THURSDAY 8/31/2023 12:40 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said when officers arrived on the scene, officers found a white sedan in the parking lot with a “pedestrian pinned under the vehicle.” Due to the nature of the crash, the Major Crash Team was called and responded. CSPD said at this time neither speed nor alcohol are considered factors in the crash.
THURSDAY 8/31/2023 9:59 a.m.
A person has died after they were hit by a car in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 31, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD).
CSPD said on Thursday at around 7:55 a.m. a man was driving northbound on North Academy Boulevard south of East Woodmen Road, when he turned onto York Drive and then entered the parking lot of a King Soopers, apparently hitting a man walking in the lot.
The pedestrian died on the scene, and CSPD said the incident is under investigation.
The King Soopers’ east entrance remains closed to the public while police investigate. Police ask anyone with information to contact them at (719) 444-7000.