Identities released in fatal head-on crash along I-25 in Pueblo

Other driver arrested for DUI

PUEBLO, Colo. - One man is dead and another is facing a DUI charge, following a deadly head-on crash in Pueblo Tuesday night.

Driver of truck going wrong way is identified as 64-year-old Kip Olsen
Young man that passed away was 36-year-old Mario Mercado

Pueblo police say 64-year-old Kip Olsen was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck northbound in the southbound lanes on I-25 near the Highway 50 bypass and hit 36-year-old Mario Mercado driving a Pontiac.

Mercado died at the scene. Olsen has been arrested for DUI and will probably face vehicular manslaughter charges.

Southbound lanes of I-25 have been shut down until the investigation is over and the wreckage has been cleared.


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