COLORADO SPRINGS — One man died in a rollover crash, also hitting a nearby truck, at the intersection of Powers and Barnes Road in eastern Colorado Springs Friday. It closed portions of the roads in the area for several hours, according to police.
The Major Crash Team says, the crash happened around 11 a.m. when the driver of a black SUV lost control as it was attempting a turn west onto Barnes Road from southound Powers Blvd. The SUV then rolled over, hit a dump truck that was stopped at the red light, and came to rest back on its wheels.
Despite life saving efforts from first reponders of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, the driver died of his injuries. The driver of the dump truck also suffered from minor injuries.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash but excessive speed has not yet been ruled out.
This is the 8th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2021 and at this time last year there were 5 traffic fatalities in the city.
All lanes of traffic were re-opened at approximately 3:20 p.m. Friday.