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SUV hits, kills man broken down in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 13:17:40-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 60-year-old man whose car was broken down on U.S. Highway 87 in Colorado Springs was hit and killed by an SUV as he stood in the roadway.

The Gazette reports the man, whose name has not been released, was standing in the middle lane when he was hit just before 1 a.m. Thursday. The 22-year-old driver of the SUV was not injured, and investigators say speed and impairment did not play a role in the crash.

No other information was released.

The crash came a day after the Colorado Department of Transportation released a report showing pedestrian fatalities on Colorado roadways are on the rise. The report noted a 30 percent increase in fatalities from 2015 to 2016.

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