Feb 25, 2012 6:02 PM by Kirsten Bennett
A man from Colorado Springs is dead and another is in the hospital after an early morning crash along I-25.
The two-vehicle crash happened at about 2 a.m. in the southbound lanes just south of the Founders/Meadows Parkway exit.
The man, 23, of Colorado Springs, had been driving south when he stopped his Ford Expedition in the right lane for an unknown reason, just before the Black Feather Trail overpass.
Also for an unknown reason, the man got out of the vehicle.
While he was outside the vehicle, a Ford Excursion approached in the same lane and hit the Expedition.
The Expedition then struck its driver, propelling him into the left lane, and killing him instantly. No other vehicles struck the man, whose identity is being withheld, pending notification of relatives.
Another man, 25, of Colorado Springs, was in the passenger seat of the Expedition when it was struck. He is being treated at a hospital this morning for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Excursion, 41, of Monument, exhibited signs of alcohol use, and alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the crash.
All lanes of I-25 reopened about 7 a.m.