A two car rollover traffic accident has shut down the intersection of Murray and Sawyer. Southbound Murray is closed at Constitution and northbound Murray is closed at Palmer Park. East and west on Sawyer is closed just before the intersection with Murray. Two persons were critically injured and one received minor injuries. The Major Accident Investigations Unit is responding. Please avoid this area. More details to follow as available.
Update: The Major Accident Unit continues to investigate this traffic accident. Investigation has shown that a Chevrolet Malibu being driven by 18 year old Khalil Sanders was travelling west bound on Sawyer Way approaching the intersection of Sawyer and Murray Blvd. Sawyer Way at this location is east bound one-way street. The Chevrolet Malibu entered the intersection of Sawyer Way and Murray Blvd without stopping and struck a white Saturn that was south bound on Murray. Both occupants of the Saturn were transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the Malibu was also transported to a local hospital and was treated and released. On Wednesday August 15, 2012 the driver of Saturn, identified as Teddy Allison age 67, died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. On Saturday August 18, 2012 the passenger of the Saturn, identified as Mary Ann Allison age 71, died of the injuries sustained in the accident. Charges against Khalil Sanders, if any, will be determined at the completion of this investigation. These deaths represent the 15th and 16th traffic fatalities this year in Colorado Springs.