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Crash shuts down Southbound I-25 south of Fountain, expect delays

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 01, 2023

EL PASO COUNTY, CO — A significant crash shut down the Southbound lanes of I-25 Friday afternoon south of Fountain.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the accident occurred about 6 miles south of Fountain at mile marker 122 near the Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Law enforcement on the scene is directing the flow of traffic, expect heavy delays at this time. There are limited details at this time but Colorado State Patrol confirmed that the crash involved multiple vehicles. The call came in around 3:25 p.m.

As of 4:30 p.m. Colorado State Patrol confirmed that the cause of this crash was a driver going northbound in the southbound lanes of I-25. CSP confined two to three vehicles that were involved in this accident. There is no estimated time for reopening the interstate at this point.

As of 6:30 p.m. Friday evening, the crash has been cleared and traffic is beginning to flow again on the Southbound lanes of I-25.

Colorado State Patrol says that one person was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. This is a developing story and will updated as we learn more.
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