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CDOT: SB I-25 at Larkspur opens after DUI crash

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-20 15:38:43-05

Southbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed Saturday morning for about three hours as officials investigated a suspected DUI crash.

The Colorado State Patrol tweeted the closure around 8:30 a.m.

The crash was originally reported as a road rage incident at 7:56 a.m. in the area of Happy Canyon, according to Colorado State Trooper Alisha Danko. Several calls later came in reporting a 2005 Nissan Armada. 

At around 8:08 a.m., the Nissan was involved in a crash with a 2005 Toyota SUV, which was reportedly hauling a 10-foot box trailer. The trailer jackknifed and was facing the wrong way on I-25. One party was ejected, though it's unclear from which vehicle. There were serious injuries. 

Traffic was detoured off the interstate and back on to I-25 using the Lake Gulch exit.

CSP warned drivers that traffic was at times backed up about 7 miles from mile marker 173.

The crash is under investigation. 

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