UPDATE: TUESDAY 2/21/2023 5:56 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — One person has been confirmed dead following a crash on northbound I-25 near the Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass on Tuesday that closed northbound lanes of the interstate for several hours.
According to CSPD, officers responded to I-25 northbound near the MLK Bypass around 1:15 p.m. on a traffic crash involving a car and a semi truck. When officers arrived, they found the driver of the car was dead on scene.
CSPD said it is still early in the investigation, though speed and alcohol are not considered factors currently. The Major Crash Team has assumed the investigation.
Crash cleared, I-25 northbound reopens at Circle and South Nevada
UPDATE: TUESDAY 2/21/23 4:45 p.m.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) tweeted at 4:13 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 that a serious crash that closed the northbound lanes of I-25 between Exit 139 (Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass and US 24) in Colorado Springs, is now cleared.
Northbound lanes in the area were closed to traffic for several hours as emergency crews worked to clear the crash scene. At one point, southbound lanes in the area were also shut down.
ORIGINAL STORY: I-25 northbound shut down between Circle and South Nevada
TUESDAY 2/21/23 1:51 p.m.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is warning drivers to use alternate routes as a crash has shut down northbound I-25 between South Circle Drive and South Nevada Avenue.
CSPD Communications tweeted around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 that a traffic crash had closed down both northbound and southbound I-25 due to a crash. About three minutes later, southbound I-25 was back open.
CSPD said traffic on northbound I-25 is being diverted onto the MLK bypass.
Check back on this article for updates on traffic conditions.