PUEBLO, Colo. — Multiple agencies responded to a serious two-vehicle crash on I-25 in between exit 104 and exit 106 Tuesday afternoon. Colorado State Patrol said northbound lanes were closed for about 4 hours.
Troopers confirmed that one person died on scene. Pueblo County Coroner said the man who died was Judd Golden, 70, of Boulder.
At this time, State Patrol said alcohol and drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.
State Patrol said a 2006 Buick Rendezvous driven by Regina Tarrow, of Pueblo was headed southbound in the right lane on Interstate 25. The Buick turned to the left and ran off the left side of the road and over the cable guard in the median then went airborne across the left lane of northbound I-25 and collided with a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon that was driving in the right lane.
After colliding, the Buick landed east of I-25 down an embankment facing west. The Volkswagen caught on fire and ran off the right side of the roadway, down the embankment and came to a stop facing north on the east of I-25.
Tarrow was partially ejected from the Buick and was taken to Parkview Medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries and was later flown to the trauma center in Denver. The crash involved two cars and at least one car caught fire in the wreck.
Colorado Department of Transportation said the detour was at exit 102. Overton Road is a secondary northbound route, as wells as Purcell Boulevard through Pueblo West.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.