Northern Colorado I-25 traffic deaths more than triple

Photo: Denver traffic (AP Photo)
Traffic rolls along Interstate 25 in northern Colorado.

Ten people have died in crashes on Interstate 25 in northern Colorado this year, more than three times the average over the last five years.

Authorities tell the Fort Collins Coloradoan there's no easy explanation for the increase in fatalities between Longmont to Wellington.

Eight vehicles were involved in the fatal crashes on the 35-mile stretch this year. All but two of them happened after June 1.

Some drivers think I-25 should be broadened to three lanes in each direction to make it safer. Others want more tickets for speeders, tailgaters and those who don't return to the right lane after passing.

Chris Chimick of Cheyenne, Wyoming survived a crash near the I-25 Windsor exit in 2001. He says traffic and reckless driving has been increasing there for years.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan