Moderate snow continues to fall for some areas of northern El Paso and Teller Counties, accumulating in the grass and yards. Meanwhile, in the plains and along the southern I-25 stretch, light rain/snow mix continues. Take it slow on the roadways - due to VERY strong winds, we are seeing blowing dirt and snow (depending on the region), which is tremendously reducing visibility. Click on the Weather tab for more information on the forecast.
A car driving the wrong way on southbound I-25 resulted in a deadly collision with a FedEx truck, Colorado State Patrol confirms to 11 News.
The driver of the car, Mathou Valenciano, 19 from Colorado Springs, was killed in the crash. The 49-year-old driver of the FedEx truck was initially believed to be injured, but troopers determined he was shaken up but unharmed. They were the only two people involved in the accident.
The crash occurred around 4:25 a.m. at the Ray Nixon exit, three miles south of Fountain. The crash shut down all southbound lanes at the Fountain/Security exit (exit 128) for several hours.
At this point in the investigation alcohol and drugs are not considered as factors in this crash.