PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol is looking for witnesses after it says a wrong-way driver caused a three vehicle crash on I-25 south of Pueblo Monday evening.
The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-25 near mile marker 91 at 7:22 p.m.
Investigators say a 2001 Ford Focus driven by an unidentified 28-year-old man from Manassa was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when the crash happened. The Focus side swiped a Nissan Murano before crashing head-on into a Ford Raptor.
The driver of the Focus suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was flown to a hospital in Colorado Springs for treatment.
The driver of the Murano was identified as Miguel Casas-Fernandez, 31, of Aurora. He and his passengers, Ana Estrada-Enriquez, 27, Miguel Mendoza-Ceballos, 20 and a one-year-old were taken to hospitals in Pueblo for treatment.
State Patrol says Barry Luecker, 53, of Anchorage, Alaska was driving the Raptor. He was taken to a hospital in Pueblo with moderate injuries.
State Patrol says that earlier in the evening, a vehicle similar to the Focus had been spotted traveling south in the northbound lanes on I-25 near mile marker 109. Law enforcement was unable to find the vehicle.
If you saw the crash or the the Focus driving the wrong way on I-25 prior to the crash, you are asked to contact Trooper Eric Zachareas by emailing Eric.Zachareas@state.co.us. You can also call the Pueblo Regional Communications Center at 719-544-2424.
Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash, according to the Colorado State Patrol.