Driver dies, child hospitalized in crash on I-25 near 84th Avenue

A driver died in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 25 in Adams County on Thursday in about the same area where a tanker truck rolled earlier in the morning.

The fatal crash happened at about 11 a.m. in the northbound lanes near 84th Avenue, said Sgt. Troy Kessler, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman.

The driver of a 2005 Honda Accord died at the scene, Kessler said. A child in the car was taken to a local hospital with “unknown injuries.”

The driver of the Honda rear-ended the truck, said Julie Browman, a spokeswoman with Adams County Fire Rescue.

Crews responding to an accident involving a car and a semi-trailer on I-25NB and 84th Ave. Unfortunately upon arrival, the driver of the car was found DOA and another patient was taken to a local hospital. Expect traffic delays in the area. pic.twitter.com/L1EOe68KhE

— Adams County Fire (@adamscountyfire) September 22, 2022

The truck, registered in Oklahoma, was hauling liquid nitrogen, Kessler said. There was no rupture or fire involved in the collision.

The truck driver, a 60-year-old Montana man, was not injured. The two right lanes remain closed by the crash and emergency response. An investigation is ongoing.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday a tanker truck rolled on the highway in a single-vehicle crash in the same area. The truck driver was taken to a local hospital.