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Academy Boulevard and Airport Road open after 2 wrecks

April 17, 2014 Updated: April 17, 2014 at 9:15 am
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photo - A Colorado Springs police officer helps a motorist replace a truck topper separated in a multi-car crash Tursday morning, April 17, 2014 at the intersection of Academy Blvd, and Airport Road. The crash, that also involved a Colorado Springs Police Department cruiser, closed all lanes of Airport west of Academy as well as several lanes of Academy Boulevard. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
A Colorado Springs police officer helps a motorist replace a truck topper separated in a multi-car crash Tursday morning, April 17, 2014 at the intersection of Academy Blvd, and Airport Road. The crash, that also involved a Colorado Springs Police Department cruiser, closed all lanes of Airport west of Academy as well as several lanes of Academy Boulevard. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette 

All lanes of Airport Road reopened two hours after two separate wrecks closed off the intersection at Academy Boulevard Thursday, the first crash possibly injuring a police officer.

Airport Road was shut off in both directions, while one southbound lane of Academy Boulevard was closed, police spokeswoman Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

The first crash, which involved a police car and a pickup truck, was reported just before 7 a.m. and the officer was given precautionary medical attention, but it's unknown if he was injured, Buckley said.

A light pole and a fiber-optics box were also damaged in the first wreck.

Very little information was available about the second car crash, which happened an hour later, police said. Two vehicles were involved but it was unknown how many occupants were injured or what the extent of the damage was.

Check www.gazette.com for updates.

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