Police: Hit-and-run driver kills pedestrian

October 28, 2012
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The fourth Colorado Springs pedestrian killed by a car in the past two weeks died on Hancock Expressway Sunday morning, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run driver, police said.

Officers were called to the intersection of Hancock Expressway and Astrozon Boulevard in southeastern Colorado Springs just after 3:40 a.m. on reports that there was a body in the road.

The man had injuries consistent with being hit by a car, police said.

The identity of the man who died wasn’t released. Hancock remained closed until 10 a.m. Sunday as police investigated the wreck.

The man is the fourth person to die in an auto-pedestrian accident in the past two weeks.

On Wednesday morning, 19-year-old Derick Cantrell died from injuries after he was hit by a car on North Academy Boulevard. Police said Cantrell tried to cross Academy at the intersection of Maizeland Road at about 11 p.m. on Oct. 23, when he was hit by a 2006 Saturn Ion that was traveling north on Academy. Police said that neither speed nor alcohol were factors of the crash, and the traffic light on northbound Academy was green at the time of the accident.

On Oct. 15, around 8 a.m. Rose Arcuragi, Rebecca Lynn Robinson and her 14-month old daughter Hinata Robinson, were crossing the five lanes on North Carefree Circle after walking Robinson’s three sons to Carver Elementary, when a white Toyota Sequoia came from the west, hitting the two women, and sending the stroller Hinata Robinson was in tumbling to the side of the road.

Both women died and Hinata Robinson suffered a fractured skull. The driver of the SUV, Jennifer Eggleton, was cited for careless driving resulting in death, police said. There was no painted crosswalk or light at the intersection, but police spokeswomen Barbara Miller said the area is legally considered a crosswalk because it’s at an intersection.  

Detectives with the department’s major accident unit investigated Sunday’s crash. They didn’t release information on what kind of vehicle may have been involved.

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