One killed in four-car crash on Powers Boulevard in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a four-car crash on Powers Boulevard in eastern Colorado Springs Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the crash happened just before 4 p.m. on southbound Powers Boulevard south of Constitution Avenue. A Kia Stinger was northbound when it sideswiped another northbound car, then went across the median, knocked down a light pole, and hit a Hyundai Elantra, according to police. The Hyundai was then hit by a southbound Honda Accord.

The driver of the Hyundai, 60-year-old Mi Y. Ko of Colorado Springs, was taken to the hospital, where she died.

One other driver sustained serious injuries, according to police. The driver of the Honda was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Investigators said the crash may have been caused by a medical episode. Excessive speed and impairment have also not been ruled out as factors.

Ko’s death is the 27th traffic-related death in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were 24.

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