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Driver cited for fiery crash that injured six on I-25

Vehicle on fire spotted on I-25 north bound near mile marker 141
Vehicle on fire spotted on I-25 north bound near mile marker 141
Posted at 10:31 AM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 20:27:07-05

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.

Vehicle on fire spotted on I-25 north bound near mile marker 141

Moments later, Schreier saw firefighters extinguishing the flames.