FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP)— The Colorado State Patrol says three people are dead after a Toyota SUV traveling the wrong way on southbound Interstate 25 south of Colorado Springs struck an Acura SUV head on.
Troopers say they suspect alcohol played a role in the crash around 1 a.m. Saturday.
The State Patrol says it received three separate reports of a vehicle heading the wrong way near Fountain, but it had already crashed when a trooper found it.
Troopers say the crash killed 36-year-old Michael Russell of Colorado Springs, who was driving the Toyota.
Also killed were 38-year-old Binu George of Pueblo West and 36-year-old Aleysa George of Pueblo West. Both were in the Acura.
I-25 was closed for about five hours early Saturday while troopers investigated the crash.
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