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Deadly hit-and-run crash on I-25 near Pikes Peak International Raceway

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash on I-25 between Rancho Colorado Boulevard and Pikes Peak International Raceway.

Colorado State Patrol said it received a call about the crash at 5:57 p.m. Saturday.

When troopers got there, they determined a Nissan Altima was driving in
the right lane of northbound I-25 and crashed with two Harley Davidson motorcycles traveling in the left lane.

The Nissan lost control and ran off the right side of the road.

Both Harley Davidsons ran off the left side of the road. One Harley Davidson rolled, throwing the driver.

That rider was pronounced deceased on-scene. The other Harley Davidson continued driving in the median and rolled, throwing the rider off the motorcycle.

The driver of the Nissan ran away and was found in Fountain, according to CSP.

Troopers said 44-year-old Shannon Burton of Colorado Springs was driving the Nissan at the time of the crash. She was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

Erick Rios Lopez, 32, of Fountain is the rider who died in the crash. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Nathanael Hauser, 23, of Colorado Springs suffered minor injuries when he was thrown from his motorcycle. He was also wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Colorado State Patrol is still investigating, and troopers said alcohol and speed are not factors in the crash.

I-25 northbound opened all the way back up around 10:00 p.m. Saturday after being partially closed for four hours.

Willis Scott

Willis Scott is an evening anchor for KRDO. Learn more about Willis here.



  1. “A gold Nissan struck a motorcyclist riding with a group of other motorcyclists, according to CSP.”
    Hopefully CSP has good identifying information from the other motorcyclists.

  2. People have been driving more and more aggressively these days around the Springs. Don’t seem to care anymore. You would be disgusted if you saw what our courts do with most of the traffic cases that are sent to them.

    1. I’m too busy texting and driving to notice these “aggressive” drivers. I’ve had a few of them honk at me while I’m on my phone and the light turned green 5 seconds ago. Just be patient and let me finish my text then I will proceed.

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