EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A driving force who used to be allegedly intoxicated crashed right into a Colorado State Patrol trooper’s bike and a tow truck early Wednesday morning on Interstate 25.
Each the trooper and tow truck driving force had minor accidents, however two others have been hospitalized, CSP stated.
In a while after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, the CSP trooper answered to a single-vehicle crash on southbound I-25 close to mile marker 157.
By means of 1:30 a.m., the trooper used to be wrapping up the investigation into the crash. The trooper’s bike used to be parked at the proper shoulder with emergency lighting on. A tow truck with its amber lighting activated used to be parked in entrance of the bike, CSP stated.
Because the tow truck operator used to be loading the crashed automobile onto the mattress, the motive force of a 1998 Ford pickup headed southbound within the left lane began to go with the flow throughout all lanes of site visitors earlier than crashing into the bike and the tow truck.
The bike used to be totally destroyed within the crash, CSP stated.
The trooper have been status at the west facet of the guardrail on the time and the tow truck operator used to be status between the truck and the guardrail. Particles struck either one of them, however they’d simply minor accidents, CSP stated.
The motive force of the Ford, Bernard Ewertz, 55, of Greeley, had average accidents and his passenger, a 31-year-old girl from Greeley, used to be significantly injured, CSP stated. They have been each transported to a clinic.
Two lanes of I-25 have been closed for approximately 4 hours for the investigation.
Ewertz used to be later arrested on a rate of riding beneath the affect.