Man killed after being hit by semi on I-25 south of Colorado Springs

Southbound I-25 has been reopened following a fatal crash that closed the highway for about three hours.

By Liz Forster Updated: January 13, 2018 at 5:26 pm • Published: January 13, 2018 0
photo - Traffic is diverted from I-25 to the frontage road to bypass a fatal crash at mile marker 114. Photo courtesy KKTV.
Traffic is diverted from I-25 to the frontage road to bypass a fatal crash at mile marker 114. Photo courtesy KKTV.

A pedestrian was killed while crossing Interstate 25 north of Pueblo Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for Colorado State Patrol told Gazette news partner KKTV that a semi was traveling southbound near the Young Hollow Road exit, mile marker 114 at about 6:15 a.m. when the pedestrian suddenly darted from the west side of the roadway to the east. The driver couldn't get out of the way in time.

The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver was not hurt.

The truck driver pulled over and called police. Southbound I-25 was closed for about three hours as authorities investigated the incident.

Troopers told KKTV that there is evidence that the deceased may be homeless.

The driver was reportedly hauling mail in a private semi-truck contracted by the U.S. Postal Service. State Patrol says alcohol and speeding are not suspected on the part of the driver, identified as 39-year-old Scott Westwood of Westminster.

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