Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 24 in eastern El Paso County

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two people were killed in a crash on Highway 24 between Falcon and Peyton Tuesday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers said the crash happened near the intersection of Highway 24 and Elbert Road. A Jeep was headed westbound on Highway 24 and crossed into the eastbound lane, where it hit a Chrysler Crossfire. The driver of the car, 82-year-old Robert Hicok, died on the scene. The driver of the Jeep, 23-year-old Wesley Free, was flown to the hospital, where he later died.

Troopers said alcohol is considered a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

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