Fort Carson Soldier Killed While Crossing I-25

A Fort Carson soldier was killed while trying to cross the interstate just after midnight Saturday.

According to State Patrol, the deadly accident happened on I-25 near the South Academy exit in Colorado Springs.

The victim was walking across the roadway when troopers say two oncoming vehicles hit him. Both vehicles--a Toyota Tacoma and a Hyundai Azera--were traveling north in the right lane when the accident occurred.

The pedestrian died at the scene. No one in either of the cars was injured. Both drivers and the one passenger were wearing their seat belts.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Spc. Timothy Brett Alexander. He was a part of the 4th Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd ABCT, 4th ID. Alexander joined the Army in 2011 and served one tour in Afghanistan.

It's still unclear why Alexander was walking across the interstate, but troopers say they think the soldier was drinking.