On Friday, January 10, 2019, at approximately 10:28 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a two vehicle crash in the intersection of North Academy Boulevard and Platte Avenue. The responding officers located the involved vehicles, a Ford pick-up truck and a small sedan. All three occupants in the sedan were seriously injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the Ford was uninjured. The Major Crash Team responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation.
The initial investigation revealed the sedan was traveling northbound on Academy Boulevard and attempted a left turn onto westbound Platte Avenue when it was struck broadside by the southbound Ford pick-up truck. The front seat passenger of the sedan, 19 year old Sarah M. Miranda of Colorado Springs, died at the hospital as a result of injuries suffered in the crash.
This investigation is in the preliminary stages and still ongoing. It is unknown at this time if speed or impairment were factors in the crash. No charges have been filed at this stage of the investigation.
Ms. Miranda is the second traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2020, at this time last year there were also two fatalities. 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 Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.