UPDATE: Springs man killed while standing on I-25

March 7, 2013
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A 25-year-old Colorado Springs man who was standing on Interstate 25 just north of Pueblo was hit and killed Wednesday night.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that the Pueblo County coroner's office identified him as Sergio Manuel Loredo-Perez.

Loredo-Perez was standing in the left lane of northbound I-25 just north of exit 104 about 9 p.m. when he was hit by a 1999 Acura.

The Acura was driven by Howard Stringert, 57, also of Colorado Springs. He was driving  about 75 mph when he hit Loredo-Perez, the state patrol said. Stringert pulled over on the right side of the highway.

Loredo-Perez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trooper Josh Lewis said the state patrol had received a call at 8:57 p.m. about a dark-colored pickup either on the shoulder or the right lane.

"As we arrived on scene about seven, eight minutes later is when the trooper discovered that there was actually somebody laying in the roadway," he said.

Loredo-Perez landed in the right lane of the northbound lanes of I-25, which the state patrol closed for about three hours, Lewis said. Traffic was redirected while troopers conducted the investigation, he said.

The state patrol is trying to determine whether Loredo-Perez had been driving the pickup before the collision, which happened a short distance from where the truck was parked.

"He doesn’t match the registered owner, but there was nobody else in the area," Lewis said.

The driver of the Acura was not injured, Lewis said.

"I have not heard of any citations being issued at this point," he said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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