DENVER (CBS4) – Two members of a four-person family died Saturday night when a wrong-way driver collided with their vehicle in the HOV lane on Interstate 25.
The wreck occurred just before 6 p.m. and affected lanes of I-25 traffic for several hours.
The Colorado State Patrol said the female driver of a black Jeep survived the crash and was transported to a local hospital. She was driving southbound. The high-occupancy-vehicle lanes were open for northbound traffic at the time.
The Jeep struck a another vehicle carrying a family of four.
CSP Trooper Gary Cutler said two people from that vehicle passed away. CBS4 has confirmed the fatalities from that vehicle, a tan Honda CRV, are driver Miguel Guiterrez, 47, and a 17-year-old male passenger.
The driver of the Jeep has also been named: Kimberly Rodriquez Roldan. She is 24 years old.
Cutler also said alcohol is suspected in the crash.
Cutler said a third vehicle was involved in the accident, but its occupants are expected to be okay.
The HOV lanes were re-opened at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.