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State Patrol investigating deadly crash east of Colorado Springs

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 21:24:04-04

EL PASO COUNTY — Colorado State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that occurred in El Paso County Monday afternoon.

The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Falcon Highway, east of Colorado Springs.

According to State Patrol, a 62-year-old man was westbound on Falcon Highway in a pickup-truck and entered the eastbound lane.

The pickup hit the front end of a Peterbuilt semi and impacted the fuel tank. After coming to rest in the grass off the road, the semi caught fire and ignited a grass fire on both sides of the road.

The driver of the pickup died on scene. The 41-year-old man driving the semi was uninjured.

State Patrol said the crash remains under investigation.