19-month-old baby killed, three others injured in Interstate 25 crash

Traffic on Interstate 25 at Stratmoor Hills around 440 p.m. Monday. The traffic in the lanes furthest from the camera is moving south. Courtesy Col

A 19-month-old baby was killed and three other people were injured in a three-car crash on Interstate 25 in southern Colorado Springs Monday afternoon. 

The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on Interstate 25 just south of the South Academy Boulevard interchange. Troopers said a Chevrolet Tahoe and a Subaru WRX were both headed northbound in the left lane. The Subaru went into the right lane to pass the Tahoe, and as it moved back into the left lane, the back of the Subaru collided with the front of the Tahoe. The Subaru then spun across the center median and entered the southbound lanes, where it was hit by a Toyota Tundra that was headed southbound. The Subaru went onto a guardrail and stopped partially on its wheels. The Toyota spun into the center median, where it overturned and came to rest on its right side. 

The driver of the Subaru, 23-year-old Jasmine Alderete of Colorado Springs, sustained serious injuries. A 19-month-old infant died on the scene. Troopers said Alderete was wearing her seatbelt, and the infant was properly restrained in a rear-facing child seat. 

The driver of the Toyota, a 38-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries. The passenger, a 17-year-old boy, sustained minor injuries. Troopers said both were wearing their seatbelts. 

The driver of the Chevrolet was also wearing his seatbelt, and was not injured. 

Troopers said alcohol and drug use are not considered factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Trooper Eric Zachareas at 719-544-2424 or email Eric.Zachareas@state.co.us

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