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Two motorcyclists were killed in separate El Paso County crashes and a Colorado Springs woman was arrested on suspicion of driving away from one, the Colorado State Patrol said in news releases Sunday. 

Erick Rios Lopez of Fountain was killed about 6 p.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 25, about 15 miles south of Colorado Springs, when he was thrown from his Harley Davidson after a Nissan Altima hit him and another motorcycle, troopers said. Lopez was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the Nissan, Shannon Burton, 44, of Colorado Springs, lost control after the crash and veered off the right side of the interstate. She drove away afterward and was later found in Fountain, troopers said.

The other motorcyclist, Nathanael Hauser, 32, of Colorado Springs, was thrown from his Harley Davidson and rolled in the median. Hauser was also wearing a helmet and had minor injuries. 

Authorities did not specify what caused Burton to collide with the riders.

Early Sunday, a wrong-way driver was killed in a head-on collision in northeastern El Paso County, troopers said.

The man, 45, whose identity was not publicly released, was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson on Constitution Avenue near Springside Drive shortly before 1 a.m. when he was hit by an oncoming 2012 Honda Civic driven by a 21-year-old woman. The motorcyclist was hit again by another car, a 2014 Kia Optima driven by a 23-year-old man. The names of the drivers were not released, and details about their injuries were not immediately available.

Troopers say the motorcyclist died at the scene .



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