WRONG-WAY DRIVER CAUSES I-25 COL­LI­SION NEAR PUE­BLO, KILLING 3

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kirk Mitchell

A 71-year-old Wash­ing­ton man driv­ing south in the north­bound lanes of In­ter­state 25 near Pue­blo smashed his pickup truck head-on into an­other pickup Thurs­day night, killing him­self and the 51-year-old fe­male driver of the other ve­hi­cle and her ju­ve­nile pas­sen­ger.

The names of the vic­tims have not been re­leased, pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tions of fam­ily mem­bers.

The child was not wear­ing a seat belt. The woman, who was wear­ing a seat belt, was from Colorado Springs, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease by Colorado State Pa­trol Trooper M.R. Tafoya.

The crash hap­pened at 10:35 p.m. Thurs­day about 5 miles north of Pue­blo, the news re­lease says.

The man, who was pulling a U-Haul trailer be­hind a 2009 Ford F-150, col­lided with a 1999 GMC Jimmy, the news re­lease says.

The Ford came to rest on its wheels fac­ing south­east, block­ing the left north­bound lane of I-25. The GMC came to rest on its wheels fac­ing south in the right north­bound lane.

All three vic­tims were pro­nounced dead at the scene, the news re­lease says. The crash re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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