Pedestrian dies after being hit while crossing Academy Boulevard

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A pedestrian who was hit by a car while crossing Academy Boulevard last week has died of her injuries, according to police. 

The crash happened around 11 a.m. July 29 at the intersection of Hancock Expressway and South Academy Boulevard. Police said a car was headed northbound when it hit a pedestrian who was trying to cross Academy. According to witnesses, the car had a green light. 

The pedestrian, 36-year-old Marjorie Mestas of Colorado Springs, was hospitalized with serious injuries. She died on Thursday. 

Police said speed, drugs, and alcohol were not factors in the crash. No charges will be filed. 

Police said Mestas is the 28th traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs this year, and the seventh pedestrian to be killed. At this time last year, there were 22 fatalities, six of whom were pedestrians. 

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