COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- One person is dead following a four-vehicle crash on North Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department were notified at 3:52 p.m. of a crash on southbound Powers, south of Constitution.
Police shut down all southbound lanes for several hours, the road was reopened just before 8 p.m.
According to police, a Kia Stinger was northbound on Powers Blvd. when it sideswiped a Mercedes sedan, which was also northbound. After the Kia hit the Mercedes, it veered left in front of the Mercedes and drove through the median.
While driving through the median, the Kia hit and knocked down a light pole. The Kia then entered the southbound lanes of traffic and hit a Hyundai Elantra. The Hyundai was then rear-ended by a southbound Honda Accord.
The driver of the Honda suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai, identified as 60-year-old Mi Y. Ko, was taken to a hospital. She later died from her injuries.
CSPD determined one of the drivers had suffered a medical episode, causing the crash.
According to police, speed and alcohol or drugs are not considered factors in this case.
This is an ongoing investigation.
Police say Mrs. Ko is the 27th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs so far in 2021. At this time in 2020, there were 24 traffic fatalities in the city.