One killed in eastern Colorado crash

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PROWERS COUNTY, Colo. — One person was killed in a crash in eastern Colorado Tuesday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The crash happened around 12:15 p.m. on Highway 287 in northwestern Prowers County. Troopers said a Hyundai Veloster was headed southbound when it rear-ended a semi that was stopped in the southbound lane, waiting in line to enter a construction zone.

The driver of the Hyundai died on the scene. That person’s name has not been released.

Troopers said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. They said drugs and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

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