WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A teenager was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 25 early Thanksgiving morning. Investigators believe alcohol is to blame for the wrong-way crash.
Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened just after 3 a.m. Thursday on I-25 near Highway 7. There were two vehicles involved, a Jeep and a Subaru.READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
Colorado State Patrol spokesman Josh Lewis told CBS4 that the Jeep was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of I-25 when it struck the Subaru.
The driver of the Jeep, Alex Rodriguez, 25, from Fort Lupton, was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette with moderate injuries.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
The driver of the Subaru, a 16-year-old male from Windsor was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The passenger in the Subaru, Kyle Nackos, 19, of Severance, was killed in the crash.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
Lewis said that everyone was wearing a seat belt and there is suspected use of alcohol by Rodriguez, the driver of the Jeep.