UPDATE: FRIDAY 8/4/2023 8:25 a.m.

(CAÑON CITY, Colo.) — The Cañon City Police Department reports all lanes are back open on Highway 50.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fatal crash in Cañon City closes westbound Hwy 50

FRIDAY 8/4/2023 7:16 a.m.

The Cañon City Police Department (CCPD) reports a fatal crash has closed parts of Highway 50 to traffic and is advising travelers to avoid the area.

CCPD wrote at 5:12 a.m. that all westbound lanes of Hwy 50 would be closed west of Dozier Avenue due to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. Eastbound lanes of Hwy 50 are still open but are reduced to one lane. CCPD advises people to avoid the area.

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