Maizeland Crash

At least one person has died in a crash on Maizeland Road early Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Gazette news partner, KKTV.

One man was killed early Wednesday in a traffic crash that is being investigated as vehicular homicide, according to Colorado Springs police. 

The man was making a turn onto Maizeland Road when an SUV traveling at a high speed T-boned his vehicle, police told Gazette news partner KKTV. The crash happened about 5 a.m. at Maizeland Road and Wold Avenue.

Firefighters had to cut the man out of the car and he later died at a hospital.

The woman driving the SUV, 30-year-old Vanessa D. Gonzalez of Colorado Springs, was also taken to a hospital and is expected to recover from non life-threatening injuries. Officers said she is facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges, KKTV reported.

Vanessa D. Gonzales

Vanessa D. Gonzales, 30. Photo courtesy Colorado Springs Police Department.

This is the 11th traffic fatality this year in Colorado Springs.



Leslie is a Digital Producer. When she's not behind a computer, she's outside hiking or paddle boarding. Leslie started as an intern in the fall of 2018 then joined the Gazette staff in 2019.

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