2 killed and 3rd injured in suspected DUI crash in north Pueblo

(Source: MGN)
Published: Sep. 5, 2022 at 5:26 AM MDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2022 at 11:04 AM MDT
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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - Two people were killed after crashing on the interstate in Pueblo very early Monday morning.

Police tell 11 News a Nissan pickup “going way too fast” on northbound I-25 lost control, sideswiped another vehicle, then smashed into a guardrail just south of exit 101. Two of the passengers were thrown from the truck and died at the scene. A third passenger was partially ejected from the pickup and suffered serious injuries. He was later airlifted to a hospital out of town. None of them have been identified at the time of this writing.

The driver was the sole person inside the Nissan not seriously injured or killed. In addition to speeding, investigators believe he may have been drinking before getting behind the wheel. He has been identified as 39-year-old Ernesto Campos-Trejo and is facing charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving and DUI.

A fifth person who was in the pickup fled the scene.

Police say no one in the other car was hurt. They stayed at the crash site and have been cooperating with the investigation.

Northbound I-25 was closed for several hours between exits 100B and 101 (29th Street and Highway 50 West). It reopened just before 5:45 a.m.