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18-year-old arrested for DUI following serious 2-car crash overnight

The crash happened across from the Copperhead Road nightclub early on the morning of March 14,...
The crash happened across from the Copperhead Road nightclub early on the morning of March 14, 2021. Parts of the Springs were being battered with snow at the time of the collision.(KKTV)
Published: Mar. 14, 2021 at 7:11 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A teenager is facing DUI and other charges after officers found him drunk at the scene of a serious car crash overnight.

According to police, a Nissan and Chevy Silverado collided on North Academy at Rebecca Lane just before 2 a.m. One of the occupants of the Nissan was thrown from the car at impact and was found by officers lying in the street near the collision site. The others inside the Nissan were trapped and had to be extricated by firefighters.

“The other vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado, remained on scene and the driver was found to be intoxicated,” police said.

The person who was ejected was seriously injured. Their condition is unknown at the time of this writing. The two others inside the Nissan were also transported to the hospital for various injuries.

CSPD’s Major Crash Team is now investigating. Detectives have received conflicting reports of which vehicle was traveling in which direction and are still trying to determine what led up to the crash. Roads were snow-covered and visibility was poor, but it’s not yet clear if the weather was a factor in the crash. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call CSPD at 719-444-7000.

The 18-year-old Silverado driver was arrested at the scene for DUI and vehicular assault. Police identified him as Jose Sanchez-Agundes.

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