Northbound lanes of I-25 closed following fatal accident; traffic being rerouted

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UPDATE: According to Colorado Springs police, a traffic accident was reported on I-25 at mile marker 142 north of the Bijou exit.

Police said a single vehicle left the roadway and crashed.

The sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was unable to access I-25 and Highway 24 signage to alert drivers prior to the Bijou closure, causing additional frustrations for motorists.

ORIGINAL: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Law enforcement personnel are redirecting traffic from I-25 following a fatal accident.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, drivers are being redirected off the interstate at the Bijou Street exit.

Officers told FOX21 traffic is going to be impacted from the south end of Colorado Springs to Uintah Street.

The police department is urging drivers to avoid the area.

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