One killed in Academy Boulevard crash

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One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash on Academy Boulevard early Friday morning. Paula Buck - FOX21 News

This story has been updated with the victim’s name. 

One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a crash on Academy Boulevard at Platte Avenue early Friday morning, according to police. 

The crash happened around 12:15 a.m. Police said a privately-owned utility truck pulling a trailer was trying to turn left from southbound Academy Boulevard onto eastbound Platte Avenue when it was hit by a sedan that was headed northbound on Academy Boulevard. 

The driver and passenger of the sedan were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The passenger died of the injuries around 4 a.m., according to police. She has been identified as Alyssa Mason, 26, of Colorado Springs.

This is the ninth traffic-related death in Colorado Springs this year, which is the same number as this time last year. 

Police said their investigation into the crash is continuing. No arrests have been made. 

Academy Boulevard was closed for about seven hours while police investigated the crash. 

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