Two Women Dead and Others Sent to Hospital After I-25 Crash Wednesday
Two women are dead today after a multi-car crash Wednesday night on I-25. And two others were sent to the hospital for injuries received in the accident.
The accident happened after 7 p.m. Wednesday night on i-25 about 25 miles south of Fort Collins.
The women have been identified as Andrea Weiss from Fort Collins and Dangmany Mantkhong from Centennial. According to the Weld County Coroner in an article by the Coloradoan, both women died at the scene.
At or around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday night a 2004 GMC SUV traveling southbound on I-25 near mile marker 245 crossed the median and hit a 2011 Sion and a 2012 Infinity, both traveling northbound. The GMC then crashed into a third vehicle, a Jeep Wrangler.
29-year-old Nacole Grim of Frederick, the driver of the GMC was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland with serious injuries. 34-year-old Mantkhong was driving the Sion, while 39-year-old Weiss was driving the Jeep Wrangler. Both Mantkhong and Weiss died at the scene.
The Infinity driver, 58-year-old Dianne Kaufman struck a semi truck after the initial hit from the GMC and was taken to MCR with non life-threatening injuries.38-year-old Kenneth Mason, the semi driver from Loveland was not physically harmed.
Northbound traffic was stalled for up to five hours.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing, but initial reports do not suspect speed, alcohol or drugs as being involved.
Wednesday's fatal crash brings the total of Weld County traffic deaths to 27, nearly four times as many as this time last year.