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Motorcyclist and passenger dead after crash along Highway 83


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Two people are dead following a motorcycle crash Thursday along Highway 83.

At 7:48 p.m., officers with the Falcon and Stetson Hills Division were dispatched to the area of N. Powers Blvd. and Highway 83 to a crash.

Through preliminary investigation, officers determined a motorcycle was driving northbound on Highway 83 while a blue SUV driving southbound on Highway 83 was preparing to make a left turn onto N. Powers Blvd.

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) says that's when the motorcycle hit the passenger side of the SUV.

According to police, both occupants of the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Northbound Highway 83 was closed at New Life Drive and southbound Highway 83 was limited to one lane while the Major Crash Team investigated.

Police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

This wasn't the only serious motorcycle crash police investigated Thursday. Roughly an hour later, officers responded to a crash at N. Nevada and Willamette Ave.

According to police, the motorcyclist in that crash suffered serious injuries.

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