I25 crash

Deadly crash on Interstate 25 near Fountain. Photo courtesy of Gazette news partner, KKTV.

A Colorado Springs man was killed Tuesday evening after he lost control of his pickup truck on Interstate 25 near Fountain, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Aidan Detavernier, 24, was driving south on I-25 during heavy rain, troopers said in a news release when he lost control of his 2004 Ford Ranger, drove across the median into the northbound lanes and collided with a Kenworth service truck.

After the impact, Detavernier’s truck rotated and rolled. His truck came to a rest on its side in the left northbound lane, the release said.

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Detavernier was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the service truck, 49-year-old Gene White of Woodland Park, lost control of his truck and traveled north through the median into the southbound lanes. White collided with a 2014 Ford F-350, driven by 42-year-old Bryan Pearce of Texas. Both trucks veered into the steep embankment west of the interstate, troopers said.

A juvenile passenger traveling with Detavernier suffered minor injuries. Both occupants were restrained, troopers said. White and Pearce were also taken to a hospital “for precautionary measures,” according to troopers.

All southbound lanes and the left northbound lane of I-25 were shut down from about 6:50 p.m. to about 11 p.m. between Exit 128 (U.S. 85) and Exit 132 (Mesa Ridge Parkway) during the investigation and for vehicle recovery.

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