WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager seriously injured when the car he was driving was struck by a suspected drunk driver is undergoing rehabilitation at Craig Hospital.
Nash Rider and Kyle Nackos were headed back from a concert early Thanksgiving morning last year. It was just after 3 a.m. when a Jeep, driven by Alex Rodriguez, 25, of Fort Lupton, slammed into Rider’s Subaru.READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
Rodriguez was driving the wrong way down Interstate 25 near Highway 7. Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol believe he was drunk.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
The impact of the crash crushed the Subaru and killed Nackos. It nearly killed Rider as well.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
Rider’s friends and family sent pictures of his progress at Craig Hospital. He was recently moved there from the Children’s Hospital. His family said, “Each day reveals new hopes.”