One arrested after southern Colorado Springs crash

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A driver is facing charges after a multi-car crash on Powers Boulevard in southern Colorado Springs Thursday night, according to police.

Police said the crash happened around 7:20 p.m. An officer saw two cars racing in the area of Fountain and Murray boulevards and tried to pull them over, according to police. The drivers refused to stop.

Police said one car sped away, and the other tried to turn left onto southbound Powers Boulevard. The driver missed the corner and hit the side of another car, causing both cars to cross the center median into the northbound lanes, according to police.

Police said several people were taken to the hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.

The driver is charged with eluding and several other traffic-related charges, according to police.

Powers Boulevard was shut down in both directions for about three hours while police investigated the crash.

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