UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 9/6/2023 3:55 p.m.

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — According to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD), the crash that closed East Platte Avenue and North Powers Boulevard was the result of a car hitting three others that were stopped at the intersection.

CSPD said the crash happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and officers were originally called for a three-vehicle crash. Initial witness reports stated that bystanders were attempting CPR on one of the drivers before emergency personnel arrived.

When crews arrived, they found one of the drivers dead on the scene.

The investigation revealed that three cars were stopped westbound on Platte Avenue when a fourth car approached from behind and hit the stopped cars. Speed and alcohol are not currently considered factors in the investigation, CSPD said.

CSPD did not say which of the drivers was killed, or whether any arrests or citations were made.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fatal crash closes lanes in eastern Colorado Springs

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 9/6/2023 12:20 p.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said most lanes are open, except for westbound Highway 24/East Platte Avenue. Police are asking drivers to use Constitution Avenue and Galley Road for traveling west.

WEDNESDAY 9/6/2023 11:11 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said roads in eastern Colorado Springs will be closed for several hours after a fatal crash in the morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 6.

CSPD reported on Wednesday around 10:42 a.m. that officers and the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) were on the scene of the crash at East Platte Avenue and North Powers Boulevard.

The crash was fatal according to CSPD which said the roads would be closed for several hours.

CSPD is asking drivers to take Murray Boulevard for north-to-south traffic and Galley Road for east-to-west traffic.

FOX21 has a crew on the way and will update this article as we learn more.