Man killed after hit-and-run driver crashes into group of motorcycles on I-25; suspect later located
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The driver who allegedly hit two motorcyclists with her car and drove off has been located.
Shannon Burton, 44, was located in Fountain late Saturday night, hours after troopers say she crashed into two riders heading northbound on I-25 near the Pikes Peak International Raceway. Both riders were thrown from their bikes, and one of the men died at the scene.
The crash was reported just before 6 p.m. and shut down lanes on both sides of the interstate for more than four hours. Troopers say Burton was traveling in the right lane and the riders were in the left lane. All three vehicles ended up off the roadway.
The deceased rider has been identified as Erick Lopez of Fountain. Twenty-three-year-old Nathanael Hauser was on the other motorcycle and sustained minor injuries. CSP says both men were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
Burton was uninjured.
State Patrol says alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
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