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Multiple deaths, including an infant, following 2 crashes on I-25 in Colorado on Monday

Police say that the man was heading west in a BMW SUV in the eastbound lanes when he hit a...
Police say that the man was heading west in a BMW SUV in the eastbound lanes when he hit a Toyota Sequoia head-on.(MGN)
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 3:47 PM MDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2022 at 6:13 AM MDT
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WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Multiple people died along I-25 in Colorado on Monday following two crashes north of Denver. Authorities are now asking for any witnesses to come forward with any information.

One of the crashes occurred near mile marker 253 at 1:31 p.m. The area is northwest of Firestone and east of Longmont. Colorado State Patrol is reporting five people died in this crash.

“Investigators believe vehicles 2-4 were in the left lane of I-25, slowed for traffic in the area,” part of a news release from Colorado State Patrol reads. “The Kenworth semi was also northbound in the left lane and rear-ended the Ford Edge at an unknown speed, pushing it off the left side of the roadway into the center median. The Kenworth rear-ended the Ford Focus, pushing the Focus into the Mitsubishi. It is believed the Kenworth struck the Ford Edge a second time before the Kenworth hit the cable rail in the median, coming to a stop. I-25 was closed with traffic diverted at exit 243.”

CSP shared details on the individuals involved in the crash:

Vehicle 1: A 26-year-old male from Denver, CO, not injured.

Vehicle 2: A 20-year-old male driver from Gillette, WY, declared deceased at Medical Center of the Rockies.

Vehicle 2: A 20-year-old female passenger from Gillette, WY, declared deceased on scene.

Vehicle 2: A 47-year-old female passenger from Gillette, WY, declared deceased on scene.

Vehicle 2: A 3-month-old female passenger from Gillette, WY, declared deceased on scene.

Vehicle 2: A 51-year-old male passenger from Gillette, WY, declared deceased on scene.

Vehicle 3: A 45-year-old male driver from Greely, CO, transported to Medical Center of the Rockies with minor injuries.

Vehicle 4: A 30-year-old female driver from Denver, CO, not injured.

Vehicle 4: A 30-year-old male passenger from Palmdale, CA, not injured.

Vehicle 4: A 7-year-old unknown passenger from Brentwood, CA, no injured.

A second crash occurred at mile marker 235 at about 2:22 p.m. on the northbound side of I-25 involving a motorcycle and a semi. The area is southwest of Firestone.

“A 2021 Kawasaki motorcycle was northbound in the left lane,” part of the news release from CSP reads. “An unknown semi truck and trailer were northbound in the center lane; a 2001 International semi-truck and trailer were northbound in the right lane. The Kawasaki changed lanes multiple times and struck the unknown semi-truck’s trailer followed by striking the International’s trailer. The motorcycle rolled, slid into the middle lane, and was run over by the International semi. The unknown semi did not stop at the scene; the International came to a controlled stop on the right shoulder of the roadway.”

The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man from Northglenn, died at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured. Investigators believe the motorcyclist was traveling at “an unknown high rate of speed.”

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