Man hit and killed by car in Colorado Springs identified

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COLORADO SPRINGS — Police responded to a crash in the area of E Platte Avenue and N Powers Blvd shortly after 10:00 P.M. on Saturday evening.

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Anthony Cooper.

According to Colorado Springs Police, Cooper was walking on the roadway in the 5100 block of East Platte Avenue when he was struck by a black GMC Yukon traveling westbound on Platte Avenue.

Medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but the man passed away on scene.

The driver of the SUV was not impaired at the time of the crash and remained at the scene.

This is the 41st traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2019.  At this time in 2018, there had been 47 traffic fatalities.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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