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Fatal crash closes Highway 115 Tuesday evening

Fatal Crash
Posted at 6:39 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-21 23:05:55-04

EL PASO COUNTY — A fatal crash closed Highway 115 Tuesday evening at the El Paso/Fremont County line.

According to Colorado State Patrol, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. between County Road F-45 and Barrett Road.

CSP said the crash involved three vehicles. A northbound vehicle entered the southbound lanes and sideswiped a southbound vehicle before directly hitting a second southbound vehicle.

The driver of the northbound vehicle died at the scene and the driver of the second southbound vehicle was transported with serious injuries. The driver of the first southbound vehicle was uninjured.

Both directions of the highway were closed for several hours. Just after 9 p.m., State Patrol said they began alternating lanes of traffic and all lanes would open soon.