PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - State Patrol says drugs and alcohol are suspected in a deadly crash that shut down half of the interstate for four hours Tuesday.
A southbound Buick Rendezvous reportedly ran off the side of the road 1 mile north of Pueblo and went airborne, landing in a northbound lane where it hit an oncoming Volkswagen Vanagon head-on. The Buick kept going, ending up in an embankment to the right of the interstate. The Volkswagen caught fire and then rolled down the same embankment. The Volkswagen driver died at the scene.
Troopers say the driver who caused the collision survived but suffered life-threatening injuries being partially ejected from the SUV. She was first taken to Parkview Medical in Pueblo and later flown to Denver. She was reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Northbound I-25 was closed from the time the crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. until about 7:30 p.m.
The surviving driver has been identified as Regina Tarrow, of Pueblo. The deceased has not been identified.
The crash remains under investigation.
Troopers are asking anyone who was driving on I-25 between Pueblo and exit 108 Tuesday afternoon between 3:20.-3:40 and witnessed the crash to call 729-288-2636.