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Another Fatal Car Accident on I-25 in Colorado

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It seems like I’m writing about car accidents on I-25 in Colorado quite a lot lately. Over the last month or so, there has been a teen involved in a rollover car accident, a Sunday marked by multiple auto accidents, including a five-car pile up, and one more recently in which the passenger of a Honda Accord lost her life.

Unfortunately, today we have some more tragic news from I-25. 9News describes the fatal car accident:

The Colorado State Patrol says the head-on collision happened at mile-marker 246 just north of Mead at 9:37 a.m. when a Kia Spectra and a Geo Metro were heading northbound on I-25.

The investigation is in the early stages, but authorities say it appears the two vehicles side-swiped each other, sending the Kia across the center median and into southbound traffic where it hit a Chevy Cobalt head on.

Three vehicles, three hospitalizations, and one fatality. The three accident survivors all had severe personal injuries. John Fryer of the Longmont Times-Call reports on the state of those involved in the crash:

Jane Smith, 58, of Boone, N.C., a passenger in one of the vehicles, was airlifted to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, where she was pronounced dead a short time later, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The driver of that vehicle — Barry Smith, 58, also of Boone, N.C. — was also transported to the Medical Center of the Rockies with injuries. He was listed in serious condition at the hospital Monday night

[…] Mountain View Fire Protection District spokesman Jesse Hodgson said both Barry and Jane Smith had life-threatening conditions.

Jordan Trujillo of Longmont, the 20-year-old driver of the Kia, and Jennifer Daigle of Longmont, his 20-year-old passenger, were taken by ambulances to Longmont United Hospital.

According to reports, police say that alcohol does not seem to have been a factor in the crash. The strip of I-25 North of the  Mead exit was closed for several hours while police investigated.

Let’s hope that Barry Smith manages to survive his life threatening injuries; one fatality is already too many. Exert a little extra care when going down I-25. Don’t become a statistic.

Image by Mike Schmid on Flickr, used under its Creative Commons license


3 Responses to “Another Fatal Car Accident on I-25 in Colorado”

  • Ann says:

    It’s so sad to hear and see all these accidents in colorado. I just moved from Denver in December of 2011 and I want to go back but being a single mom of 3 makes me not want to go back because if I die my 3 kids have no one.

  • James Cericola says:

    I just visited Denver 2 days ago. People on I-25 in Denver were all driving 15-40mph OVER the speed limit. Many were tailgating other cars with only 2-3 feet following distance. 70-90mph with only 3 feet between you and the car in front of you ? Really? Changing lanes without turn signals. It was CRAZY! People just don’t realize that life is too precious and it is really NOT that important to get to their destinations so fast.

  • flex armstrong says:

    Interstate 25. From pueblo Colorado to to the Wyoming Border is one of the Deadliest stretches of highway in Colorado. !. For some reason unknown , Drivers are rude. arrogant. , Distracted. , intoxicated. And completely unable to Drive with any sense at all !. There should be a mandatory 200 hour high dollar driving course required before anyone can drive in this state !!


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