- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

WELLINGTON, Colo. (AP) - A truck driver from South Dakota is dead after driving off Interstate 25 in northern Colorado and plowing through a line of garages at an apartment complex.

The crash happened just after 4 a.m. Thursday in Wellington, about 70 miles north of Denver, killing 51-year-old Donald Butterfield of Hill City. Tire marks left behind show how the truck veered off the highway, across the service road next to it and then a patch of grass before crashing diagonally through the garages and coming out the other side.

The garages are just across a small parking lot from apartments but no one else was injured.

An autopsy found Butterfield died because of the crash, rather than a preceding medical problem, and the Larimer County coroner deemed it an accident.


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