Two killed in suspected DUI crash on I-25 near Castle Rock


Two people died on Interstate 25 in Douglas County when they were hit by an alleged DUI driver, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

At about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday a trooper responded to assist a motorist who was having “vehicle trouble” on northbound Interstate 25 near Castle Rock, according to a news release.

Four people were in the vehicle which was missing a tire and was parked on the shoulder of the roadway. Two people who were outside of the disabled vehicle were instructed by the trooper to “return to their vehicle and get back inside as a safety precaution,” the release said.

The trooper was walking away from the two people when a “car took over the shoulder” and struck the pair.

Both victims died at the scene, and the driver who hit them then hit a guardrail. That driver was taken to a local hospital and was later discharged.


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