According to the Colorado State Patrol, a person was killed in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 25 near Exit 116 south of Fountain on Saturday morning.
The soldiers responded to a call at 8:30 a.m. about a possible multiple vehicle accident, but later discovered that only one car was involved, according to State Patrol spokesman Cpl. Ivan Alvarado.
According to the State Patrol, a Ford expedition lost control of the south lanes of I-25, drove off the road and through a fence before tipping over in a field. The passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle and died on the scene.
“The name of the passenger will be released after notifying the next of kin,” the State Patrol said in a press release.
The driver, who was slightly injured, was fired from the scene. It is not believed that excessive speed or disruption are factors in the crash.
The fatal crash was the first of the year in the area after a record 50 traffic-related deaths in Colorado Springs in 2020.
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