On Friday, March 20, 2020, at approximately 10:31 P.M., the Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) Communications Center received a report of a traffic crash in the 600 Block of Winters Drive. CSPD officers responded and discovered that the crash involved one vehicle and a pedestrian. Detectives with the CSPD’s Major Crash Team responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation.
The initial investigation revealed that a pedestrian, 42-year-old Shanna A. Luther of Colorado Springs, was walking westbound in the 600 Block of Winters Road in the lane of traffic when she was struck by a westbound Acura sedan. Despite life-saving measures being rendered on the scene and at the hospital, Luther died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.
The driver of the Acura remained on the scene and was uninjured. There is no suspected impairment, and excessive speed was not a factor in this crash. At this time, no charges have been filed and the investigation into this incident is ongoing.
This is the first pedestrian fatality and fourth overall traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2020. At this time last year, there were nine traffic fatalities in the city. Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.