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