One killed, several injured in crash involving airport shuttle van on I-25 in Firestone

FIRESTONE, Colo. -- One person was killed and several people were injured after an airport shuttle van crashed on Interstate 25 on Tuesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash of the Estes Park Shuttle 2011 Chevrolet van and another vehicle happened about 8:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes just before the Highway 119 exit in Firestone.

The victim who was killed was identified as a 72-year-old man. His name was not released. At least six others were taken to hospitals with unknown injuries.

Both lanes of northbound I-25 were closed with drivers getting by on the left shoulder.

One lane reopened just before 10 a.m. and the full interstate was back open just after 11 a.m.

The company is facing a lawsuit that alleges that in September, a driver suddenly hit the brakes, causing passengers to suffer injuries that ranged from a nose fracture and mouth cuts to cervical fractures and head hematoma.

A case management conference is scheduled for July 20 in Larimer County Court.