Deadly crash on I-25 south of Colorado Springs
A driver lost control on the interstate Tuesday night, causing a chain reaction crash just south of Colorado Springs.
Three vehicles were involved and at least one person died. Colorado State Patrol says the crash started when one of the vehicles involved rolled into the median near mile marker 129 and then into the northbound lanes.
"What we know now ... vehicle one, the at-fault vehicle, was southbound on the interstate, crossed over the median into northbound traffic, collided with a large commercial boom truck," said a trooper with Colorado State Patrol. "That large commercial boom truck went across the median into the southbound lanes and collided with a pickup truck that was southbound."
The driver who caused the crash died at the scene. He has been identified as 24-year-old Aidan Detavernier of Colorado Springs. A child in his vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.
The other drivers were also transported as a precaution. Neither was seriously hurt.
Southbound I-25 was closed until 11 p.m., a little over four hours after the crash.
The crash remains under investigation. Heavy rain and wet road conditions are possible factors, according to State Patrol.