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I-25 wrong way driver hits multiple cars, dies in crash, others expected to recover

Crash scene on I-25 between Woodmen and North Academy
Posted at 8:02 AM, Aug 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-02 20:11:58-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Crash investigators spent the early hours of Sunday morning investigating a large scene along I-25 between Woodmen and North Academy where they say a wrong way driver hit multiple cars and ultimately died in a crash.

The driver was later identified as 41-year-old Kaulana Watson of Lafayette, Colorado.

CSPD says other people involved in the crashes were treated for injuries and are expected to recover.

911 callers just before 2 a.m. reported seeing the wrong way driver who investigators say began driving the wrong way down I-25 in the northbound lanes starting at Briargate Parkway.

Both CSPD and Colorado State Patrol were on scene investigating. News5 is told the Major Crash Unit is now working this case.

This is the 32nd traffic fatality this year. At this same time last year, Colorado Springs had 35 fatal traffic crashes.

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