On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at approximately 4:13 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a two vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 25. Initial reports indicated one of the vehicles, a Nissan Xterra, had rolled over during the crash. Due to the seriousness of the crash and the injuries suffered by the Nissan driver, the Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation into this matter.
The on scene investigation revealed a Nissan Xterra and a Ford Mustang were both southbound on Interstate 25, near the Martin Luther King Jr. Bypass, when they collided. The impact resulted in the Xterra losing control, rolling over, and traveling off the roadway onto the right shoulder. The Mustang spun out but remained on the roadway. The Xterra was driven by 84 year old Larry K. Crook of Pueblo West, Co., who was wearing his seatbelt. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in this crash.
The Colorado Springs Police Department was notified on October 31, 2019 that Mr. Crook had succumbed to his injuries on October 11, 2019. Mr. Crook is the 34th traffic fatality in Colorado Springs in 2019.
This investigation is continuing and no charges have been filed. Impairment and excessive speeds are not considered factors in this crash.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.