Driver, passenger killed in single-car crash on I-25 near milepost 79

Posted at 7:42 PM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 21:42:01-04

A single-car crash on northbound I-25 near milepost 79 has resulted in two fatalities Saturday.

Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened at 11:44 a.m. in Pueblo County. CSP said a 1988 Chevy Pickup was traveling northbound on I-25, when the driver lost control causing the car to spin and travel across the northbound lanes.

The Chevy then rolled three times through the southbound lanes and off the west side of the road, both ejecting the driver and passenger.

The driver, 63-year-old Jesus Villegas of Pueblo, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The passenger, 48-year-old David Madrid of Pueblo, was pronounced dead on scene.

CSP said both victims were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not being considered factors in the crash.