2 seriously hurt in 3-vehicle crash on interstate near PPIR; northbound I-25 closed

Published: Jun. 22, 2021 at 6:45 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 8:28 AM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Two people were seriously injured after two commercial trucks and a car collided on I-25 south of Fountain Tuesday morning.

Based on the investigation so far, troopers believe the car tried to illegally pass one of the trucks in the left shoulder, causing a chain reaction crash: the car collided with the truck, which swerved into the neighboring lane and crashed into the second truck. Both trucks rolled off the road.

State Patrol says the trucks involved were a milk truck and a BSNF truck.

The driver and passenger in the milk truck both suffered serious injuries, and their conditions are unknown. The driver of the BSNF truck was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is expected to be OK. The driver who caused the crash was uninjured and is facing vehicular assault charges.

The crash was reported just after 6 a.m. on northbound I-25 near the Pikes Peak International Raceway exit (122). As of 8 a.m., the northbound side of the interstate is closed and backups are extending more than a mile. Check traffic conditions here.

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