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Two killed in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 24

Colorado State Patrol is looking for what led to a multi-vehicle crash that killed two people Sunday afternoon in Teller County.
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Posted at 10:27 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 00:27:04-04

TELLER COUNTY — Colorado State Patrol is looking for what led to a multi-vehicle crash that killed two people Sunday afternoon in Teller County.

Just after 2 p.m. a motorcycle driver headed east on Highway 24 near milepost 277 did not stop for abruptly stopping traffic.

The motorcycle hit a Toyota SUV, then crossed into the westbound lane and hit a Dodge pickup truck. That truck hit a different truck in the eastbound lane.

The motorcycle driver, identified as a 59-year-old man, as well as his passenger, a 65-year-old woman. They both died at the scene.

A fifth vehicle was hit by debris but was not directly involved in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

A stretch of Highway 24 between Twin Rocks Road and Divide was closed for several hours while the crash was investigated.

CSP says speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.