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South Academy shut down between El Morro and Astrozon due to deadly crash

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) is responding to a traffic accident in the area of El Morro and Astrozon on South Academy.

CSFD says that South Academy is shut down in both directions between El Morro and Astrozon.

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) says that the accident is fatal.

CSPD says that a Sedan was turning off South Academy onto El Moro when they cut off a motorcycle. The motorcycle was unable to stop and the motorcyclist died at the scene. The driver of the sedan continued down El Moro until officers were able to arrest him.

According to CSPD, the driver of the Sedan was impaired. They face charges of vehicular homicide, felony hit and run, and DUI.

South Academy is expected to be closed for a considerable amount of time while police investigate. Drivers are asked to find an alternate route.

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