Driver dead after crash on Highway 24 in Divide

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DIVIDE, Colo. — A driver is dead after a crash on Highway 24 in Divide Tuesday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened around 8:15 a.m. on Highway 24 about two miles east of the intersection with Highway 67. A Subaru Forester was headed eastbound when it drifted into the westbound lanes and collided with a Kenworth semi. Troopers said the semi driver tried to avoid a crash, but the Subaru hit its trailer.

Witnesses said the driver of the Subaru had been slumped over the wheel while the car was moving before the crash.

The Subaru driver, 64-year-old Carl Schwing of Florida, died on the scene.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Troopers said alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in the crash.

The Colorado State Patrol is asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call them at 719-544-2424.

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