COLORADO SPRINGS — A driver blamed for a major crash on I-25 in Colorado Springs that injured six people Sunday was cited for careless driving, driving with a restricted license and driving without insurance.
According to Colorado Springs Police, the driver of the Toyota Tundra cut off the driver of a small SUV and caused a rear-end collision.
Video from the scene shows the Toyota fully engulfed in flames and heavy damage to the front of the SUV. Our Sam Schreier was passing by when he witnessed the aftermath. He reported seeing objects flying out of the truck and something that sounded like explosions.
We're told there were canisters of CO2 in the truck that cooked off in the intense heat.
Three people from each vehicle were taken to the hospital with multiple injuries and burn injuries. CSPD spokesman Lt. James Sokolik says the injuries are serious but not considered life-threatening.
The names and ages of the people involved in the crash have not been released.
Moments later, Schreier saw firefighters extinguishing the flames.