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Police identify victim in fatal auto v. pedestrian crash on E. Platte

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Police have identified the man hit and killed while walking on E. Platte Avenue Saturday night.

The victim, identified as 39-year-old Anthony Cooper, was walking in the westbound lane of traffic when an SUV traveling westbound struck him, according to a release Monday.

Officers say that the driver was not impaired at the time of the crash and did not flee the scene.

Cooper's death is the 41st traffic fatality and ninth pedestrian killed in Colorado Springs in 2019, according to the report.

CSPD is continuing their investigation of the crash and have not filed any charges at this time.

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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One man has died after being struck by a vehicle Saturday night on E. Platte Avenue.

According to the police report, at around 10:16 p.m. a CSPD officer came across a pedestrian versus vehicle crash in the 5100 block of E. Platte.

Police say a man was walking in the roadway when he was struck by an SUV traveling westbound.

Medical personnel responded to perform life-saving measures, but the man died from his injuries. The Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for the investigation.

Police say the driver remained on scene and has been contacted by detectives.

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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Suzie Ziegler

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  1. That section of Platte Ave is not exactly the place to take a walk along the traffic lanes at night. While there is lighting there, the poles are a long way apart leaving quite dark sections between them, making it difficult for drivers to see anything or anyone in the roadway, especially if darkly dressed.

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