A woman is dead after striking a deer on I-25 near Castle Rock.

According to 9 News

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The woman in the vehicle that hit the deer was pronounced dead on the scene with at least 9 other people involved in the crash injured and taken to the hospital.

According to CDOT, the interstate opened earlier this morning around 7 a.m. after being closed for several hours for investigation and cleanup. Authorities urge people to (if at all possible) move to the shoulder of the road when involved in an accident or incident on the freeway.

Check out these steps on what to do if your vehicle ever becomes disabled in the middle of the freeway.

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