Pedestrian killed in southeastern Colorado Springs crash

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A pedestrian was killed in a crash at the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Astrozon Boulevard Sunday night. FOX21 News

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

A pedestrian was killed in a crash in southeastern Colorado Springs late Sunday night.

The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. at the intersection of Academy Boulevard and Astrozon Boulevard. Police said a car was headed southbound through the intersection when it hit a woman who was crossing the street. She died on the scene. She has been identified as Essence Grant, 40, of Colorado Springs. 

The driver of the car, 29-year-old Elizabeth Bennett, was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide. Police said she was driving under the influence of drugs. Neither Bennett nor the passenger in the car was injured. 

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

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