FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Fort Collins police say a 19-year-old man from Johnstown crashed into two unoccupied vehicles before crashing into a gas line which erupted into flames. The incident happened Sunday night at Mulberry Street and Riverside Avenue.
Police say the driver had two other passengers with him in a Lincoln Mark LT truck.READ MORE: Mom Fights With Insurance Company To Get Disabled Daughter Wheelchair
The driver, who has not been identified, was traveling in the eastbound lanes on Mulberry St. when he crossed into the opposite lanes and crashed.
One of the passengers, who is underage, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.READ MORE: MSU Denver Offers COVID Vaccine Incentive With Scholarship Drawing
The fire caused extensive damage to the truck. Investigators say they’re looking into whether speed was a factor. It’s not clear if the driver was arrested or faces any charges.
Poudre Fire Authority and Xcel Energy helped secure the area while firefighters extinguished the fire. Police say evacuations were not needed.
Residents on Mulberry Street between College and Riverside Avenues are asked to review their surveillance video, if possible.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Denver Moves Focus From Quantity To Localized, Targeted Population
If anyone has more information about the crash, you’re asked to call Officer Brandon Barnes at (970) 221-6540.