Colorado transportation officials say that I-25 is closed indefinitely in the Pueblo area following a fatal train derailment that occurred on Sunday afternoon.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, a BNSF Railway train hauling coal derailed as it crossed over an I-25 overpass at mile marker 106.
Images shared by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) show that the overpass collapsed, crushing a semi truck underneath.
CSP confirmed that a truck driver died as a result of the incident. The identity of the truck driver has not been released.
CSP and other agencies are investigating whether the overpass collapse caused the derailment or whether the derailment caused the overpass collapse.
CSP says that I-25 is closed indefinitely
On Monday morning, the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office shared detour information for truckers:
“I-25 remains closed from MM110 to Hwy 50. Semi truck drivers are not being allowed to enter NB I-25 from the Purcell Blvd (Exit 108) due to the low underpass. All truckers will be turned around. Truckers please use the Hwy 50 West to Hwy 115 detour route to get to Colorado Springs. Expect delays due to the detours. Please be patient and drive safely.“
— Colorado State Patrol (@CSP_News) October 15, 2023