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State Patrol identifies victim in fatal crash on Highway 24 near Calhan

Posted at 6:23 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 19:22:00-05

EL PASO COUNTY — Colorado State Patrol has identified the driver who died after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 24 near Calhan.

CSP said the driver was 22-year-old Alexis Wyatt of Colorado Springs. Troopers said the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday near milepost 341, which is just east of Calhan.

According to State Patrol, a Honda Fit was traveling east on 24 at the same time an International semi tractor-trailer was traveling west. The road was icy and freezing rain and snow were falling.

Wyatt was driving the Honda when she lost control in a slight left hand curve and the car began to rotate. It traveled into the westbound lane, right into the path of the semi-truck.

State Patrol said the front of the semi hit the passenger side of the Honda and both vehicles went off the road.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured and has been identified by CSP as 33-year-old Robert Johnson of Cañon City.