PUEBLO COUNTY — Tuesday afternoon, a fatal crash closed northbound I-25 north of Pueblo.
The two-vehicle crash happened near Exit 104, approximately one mile north of Pueblo.
According to Colorado State Patrol, a Buick Rendezvous was traveling southbound on I-25 when it veered left off the road and over the cable guard in the center median. The Buick then went airborne across the northbound lanes and hit a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon that was driving north in the right lane.
The Buick landed east of the highway and went down an embankment. The Volkswagen caught fire, ran off the right side of the road and went down the embankment.
State Patrol said the driver of the Volkswagen was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Buick has been identified as Regina Tarrow of Pueblo. State Patrol said she was partially ejected from the vehicle and was transported to Parkview Medical Center to be treated for life-threatening injuries. She was then flown to a trauma center in Denver. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
According to State Patrol, alcohol and drugs are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash.
The crash happened just before 3:30 p.m.. The highway was closed for approximately four hours, reopening around 7:30 p.m.