DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado State Police responded to the scene of a fatal one car crash on Interstate 25 NB near mm 167 by Greenland Friday.
The crash happened at approximately 11:55 a.m.
According to troopers, the male driver of the vehicle was declared dead on the scene. The man’s identity has not been released.
The accident involved a 2006 Kentworth cement mixer from Colorado Springs.
The vehicle had sudden tire failure of 1-2 tires and lost control, troopers said.The mixer contained eight yards of a cement-water mixture which shifted and caused the vehicle to roll onto the drivers side, and come to a rest in the left lane median between the north and southbound lanes of I-25.
A minor hazardous materials situation ensued when the water tank and fuel tank on the vehicle began leaking. The situation is not considered major, and is being handled by emergency responders.
Police say it is not known if the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the incident, and speed is not considered a factor.
The male driver of the truck was the only victim, authorities said.
SB I-25 was partially closed but has since been reopened, with traffic moving at a snails pace due to rubbernecking. NB I-25 is closed at exit 161 (County Line Road). No time frame has been announced to reopen the NB lanes and alternative routes are advised.
The Colorado State Patrol reminds motorists to exercise caution near the crash scene and to avoid slowing down or stopping to take pictures or video.