Deadly Crash In Construction Zone

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Alcohol and speed may have played a role in a fatal crash in a construction zone early Friday morning.

The crash happened at 1:25 a.m. in Colorado Springs on I-25 near the Academy exit (milepost 150).

Troopers say the interstate was down to just one lane as the driver of a Ford truck made his way northbound through the construction area. At some point, the driver reportedly swerved into one of the closed lanes, where a construction truck was stopped. Troopers say the Ford crashed into the back of the construction vehicle.

The impact caused the Ford to spin, then roll twice. The driver was ejected. He died at the scene.

State Patrol says both the construction truck driver, identified as 40-year-old Christopher Garcia of Colorado Springs, and Garcia's passenger were uninjured.

The driver of the Ford has not been identified, other than being a 36-year-old man from Monument.

The crash remains under investigation. State Patrol notes that the speed limit through the construction zone is 55 mph, and are investigating whether the driver was speeding. Alcohol use is also being looked into as a potential factor.



 
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