Alcohol a possible factor in a crash that closed northbound I-25 in Colorado Springs

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 6:24 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:14 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - I-25 northbound was closed in Colorado Springs for a crash Wednesday evening.

Police received the call at about 5:48 p.m. At about 6:20 p.m. all of northbound I-25 was closed at the Cimarron exit.

According to police, alcohol is expected to be a factor in the crash. Sarah Montoya, 32, is suspected of DUI, vehicular assault and other charges.

“It was determined an SUV had been traveling southbound on Interstate 25 when the driver lost control and struck the guard rail in the center median,” police wrote in their online crime blotter. “The SUV proceeded over the guardrail and into the northbound lanes of traffic where it struck a northbound vehicle. A total of 3 vehicles were involved in the crash.”

Five people in the SUV were taken to the hospital, with one of those five sustaining serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle travelling northbound was also taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Last time this article was updated at 10:05 p.m. northbound I-25 was still closed.

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