Woman, previously reported missing, killed in Colorado Springs crash

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A portion of northbound South Circle Drive was closed Tuesday morning due to a fatal crash. / Paula Buck - FOX21 News

A portion of northbound South Circle Drive was closed Tuesday morning due to a fatal crash. / Paula Buck – FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A woman who was reported missing on Sunday was killed in a crash in southeastern Colorado Springs Tuesday morning, according to police.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on South Circle Drive near the intersection with Monterey Road.

Police said a blue Dodge Stratus was headed northbound when it went off the right shoulder and down an embankment, where it hit a tree.

The driver, 46-year-old Jennifer Cleland of Colorado Springs, died on the scene.

Police said they don’t yet know if speed or impairment was a factor in the crash.

Police said Cleland had been reported to police as a missing person on Sunday, after she didn’t return home from a shopping trip Saturday.

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