Amber Alert-related wreck (Photo: Brian Orr with the World Journal)
KUSA - An Amber Alert out of New Mexico ended with a
rollover crash in southern Colorado and a 2-year-old girl airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Aurora.
It happened just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday on Interstate 25 near Walsenburg.
The situation began unfolding Monday night in Albuquerque, N.M. Investigators say 19-year-old Ramiro Tirado had an altercation with his girlfriend and took their 2-year-old daughter. An Amber Alert was issued, and Colorado State Patrol spotted Tirado’s 2004 Cadillac heading northbound on I-25, just past the New Mexico-Colorado border.
CSP says when a trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over, Tirado sped off, reaching speeds of 100 mph. CSP deployed stop sticks, and the vehicle ended up traveling for another mile and half, before it rolled near a frontage road.
Tirado’s two-year-old daughter was ejected from the vehicle. CSP said she was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Aurora with “moderate injuries.” CSP confirmed she was the child listed in the original Amber Alert out of New Mexico.
Paramedics transported Tirado to Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, also with “moderate injuries.”
The Albuquerque Police Department said detectives are in the process of filing warrants, to get Tirado returned to law enforcement authorities in New Mexico.