Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

UPDATE: Springs man killed while standing on I-25

By: DANIEL CHACÓN
March 7, 2013
0
photo - 
	 Photo by
Photo by  

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.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.