“Pedestrian Fatality: Raynard Terrence Atkins Identified in North Academy Blvd. Crash”

By | July 30, 2023

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The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the pedestrian involved in a fatal crash on North Academy Boulevard as 45-year-old Raynard Terrence Atkins. This incident marks the 25th fatal crash in Colorado Springs this year. The crash occurred when a vehicle swerved and hit Atkins on the east side of the street. Despite attempts to aid him, Atkins succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Crash Team is currently investigating the incident. Breaking News in USA Today reported

Pedestrian in fatal North Academy Boulevard crash identified

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of the pedestrian involved in a fatal crash on North Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs. The pedestrian has been identified as Raynard Terrence Atkins, a 45-year-old resident of Colorado Springs. This incident marks the 25th fatal crash in Colorado Springs this year.

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) reported that the crash occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on July 12. The vehicle involved was traveling north on Academy Blvd. when it veered into the roadway and struck Atkins on the east side of the street. Emergency services, including the Colorado Springs Fire Department and AMR, were called to the scene in an attempt to provide aid to Atkins. Unfortunately, Atkins succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The CSPD Major Crash Team has taken over the investigation, which is still ongoing at this time. Authorities are working to determine the exact cause of the crash and whether any factors, such as speed or impairment, contributed to the incident.

This tragic accident serves as a reminder for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution and remain vigilant while on the roads. It is essential for drivers to adhere to traffic laws and for pedestrians to use designated crosswalks and sidewalks whenever possible.

Source: El Paso County Coroner’s Office

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