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Several Accidents Slow Traffic On I-25

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A two-mile stretch of interstate south of Fountain proved dangerous Sunday, with four separate crashes occurring there.

All happened between mile markers 123 and 125 on I-25.

The first of the four accidents, a fatal single-vehicle rollover, happened just before 7 a.m. on the northbound side of the interstate. The four occupants were ejected after troopers say the 23-year-old driver veered off the road and rolled her vehicle. The driver was the only survivor. Troopers say she was taken to the hospital with moderate-to-serious injuries. Her identity has not been released, but State Patrol says she is from Pueblo.

Several hours later in the same area, a motorcyclist had to be airlifted to the hospital after he was hit by a car. The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries. State Patrol has not released much information about this crash, but our crew on scene reported seeing the driver of the vehicle handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car.

Also Sunday afternoon, two rollovers on the I-25 frontage road caused major backups. Neither crash was fatal.

Drivers told 11 News they were surprised that so many crashes happened in the same area Sunday.

"It's a fairly flat and straight stretch of highway," Dion Munoz said. Munoz is a truck driver, who navigate along I-25 several times a week.

Troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in the fatal crash, but there's no word on what caused the other three accidents.


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