I-25 near Castle Rock is open again after fatal accident between multiple vehicles


CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (KRDO) – I-25 is open again near Castle Rock after a fatal accident involving multiple vehicles Monday morning.

The investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

Colorado State Patrol said it initially received a call that a vehicle struck a deer on I-25 near Happy Canyon Road, just north of Castle Rock. When they arrived at the scene, five other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Nine other people were taken to hospital. CSP says they are still working to determine the severity of their injuries.

According to the CDOT, more than 3,000 accidents involving wildlife are reported on average each year. Most wildlife accidents happen at dawn and dusk, when the animals are most active.

If you hit an animal, CDOT asks you to find a safe place to stop.

“If you are on a busy highway and there is traffic behind you and oncoming traffic, the best place to be is the safety of your vehicle,” said Lisa Shwantes, communications manager. regions of the southwest for CDOT.

After finding a safe place, Schwantes says you can call 911 or the Colorado State Patrol.


Interstate 25 southbound is closed after a multi-vehicle accident Monday morning.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said the crash occurred on I-25 southbound between Colorado Highway Happy Canyon Road, just north of Castle Rock.

South Metro Fire Department officials said one person died and nine others were taken to hospital.

Colorado State Patrol is investigating. There is no estimated time for the road to reopen.


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