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Nine Injured in Head-on Collision Near Monument, CO

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Nine Injured Head-on Collision

[October 17, 2021 – Monument, CO] — A suspected drunk driver was traveling the wrong direction on I-25 and injured nine people, including himself, on Sunday morning.

The two-vehicle collision occurred around 3:30 AM on Sunday. The suspected drunk driver’s Subaru was traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-25 near the County Line Road exit. An Acura was traveling north with eight passengers inside it. 

The Subaru crashed head-on into the Acura. All eight passengers as well as the Subaru driver sustained injuries. All the individuals required hospitalization.

The Colorado State Patrol shared that the Subaru driver is suspected of being under the influence of both drugs and alcohol-based on his statements and evidence found in his vehicle. 

The CSP has not provided an update on any of the injured individuals’ conditions from the drunk driving accident in Monument. 

Sources: The Gazette

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