Thief flees scene after wrecking stolen car near New Castle |

Thief flees scene after wrecking stolen car near New Castle

A car stolen in Colorado Springs was found wrecked on westbound Interstate 70 near New Castle on Tuesday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers reported that the driver of the vehicle veered off the right-hand shoulder of I-70 around 7:30 a.m., skidding nearly 300 feet and knocking out a guard rail, hitting a post, and slamming into the guard rail again.

The car skidded another 329 feet before stopping.

Troopers said the white, 1986 Audi was totaled. The driver fled the scene.

Officers posted an electronic roadside sign along the westbound lane cautioning against picking up hitchhikers “for the next 30 miles.”

As of press time, the thief had not been apprehended.

Anyone who might have seen someone walking from the scene is urged to contact the Colorado State Patrol at 945-6198.

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