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.

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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.

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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.

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Lewis said that everyone was wearing a seat belt and there is suspected use of alcohol by Rodriguez, the driver of the Jeep.

Comments
  1. Lana Horton says:

    I hate drunk drivers. I wish there were stiffer sentences to keep them off the streets for a long time even on first offenses.

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