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Airman killed in early morning wreck on I-25

Colorado State Patrol
Posted at 10:32 AM, Sep 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-19 21:41:24-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The US Air Force Academy reports that the 23-year old woman killed in a single vehicle rollover crash on I-25 early Sunday morning was an active duty Airman assigned to the Academy. The Airman was the driver and only occupant of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler which wrecked at around 4:45 a.m. near the Interquest Parkway exit.

First responders including firefighters, police officers, and ambulance services from the Academy joined Colorado State Troopers in the emergency response.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the Jeep was headed north when it veered off the right shoulder and down a grass embankment. As the Jeep was moving through the embankment it collided with a metal guard rail causing it to overturn. The jeep landed on top of a concrete base that was holding up an interstate sign.

The identity of the Airman will be released after her family is notified. The Academy has a long-standing memorandum of agreement to respond to emergencies on areas of I-25 alongside Academy property.