One killed in South Academy Boulevard crash

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash on South Academy Boulevard Saturday night, according to police.

The crash happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of South Academy Boulevard and Pace Drive, which is just north of Chelton Road. Police said a Chevrolet Equinox was headed southbound when it hit a mini motorcycle that was headed westbound. The Equinox had a green light, and the motorcycle had a red light, according to police.

The driver of the motorcycle died on the scene.

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as an 11-year-old boy from Colorado Springs.

Police said neither speed nor impairment appears to be a factor in the crash.

The boy’s death is the 20th traffic-related death in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year, there were 23.

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