Plane hits sign on I-25 south of Castle Rock and crashes nearby: law enforcement

DENVER (KDVR) — A plane flying near Larkspur Sunday morning struck a sign on Interstate 25 and eventually crashed in a field east of the roadway, according to preliminary information from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Two people were taken to a local hospital after the accident.

The Federal Aviation Administration told FOX31 the plane, a Tecnam P2006T, crashed around 7:50 a.m. There were two people on board the plane.

They were both taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Emergency services had to wade through waist-deep water to reach them. They were off the plane when officers arrived.

A minor fuel leak was attended to, the sheriff’s office said.

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Several lanes of northbound I-25 were closed due to the crash. This caused traffic to back up on the northbound lanes of the highway near the accident and on roads in Larkspur.

Around noon, traffic was still backed up for several kilometers.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be charged with investigating the crash.