Two killed in southern Colorado Springs crash

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First responders on the scene of a fatal crash at South Academy Boulevard and Fountain Boulevard Thursday morning. / Courtesy Colorado Springs Fire Department

First responders on the scene of a fatal crash at South Academy Boulevard and Fountain Boulevard Thursday morning. / Courtesy Colorado Springs Fire Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two people were killed when a car crashed into a semi in southern Colorado Springs Thursday morning, according to police.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. at the intersection of South Academy Boulevard and East Fountain Boulevard. Police said a semi was headed east on Fountain Boulevard while a Ford sedan was headed south on Academy Boulevard. The semi had the green light, according to police. The Ford, which was speeding, ran a red light and hit the side of the semi, according to police.

Police said three people were in the car. Two of them died on the scene. The other was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The two people who died have been identified as Matthew Guyon, 19, and Quentin Jones, 21, both of Fort Carson.

The semi driver was not injured.

Police said speed is considered a factor in the crash. They don’t yet know if alcohol was a factor. No charges have been filed.

The intersection was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash. It reopened around 11 a.m.

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