Wreck on Highway 115 leaves one person dead, another seriously injured


PENROSE, Colo. — One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a three-car crash on Highway 115 Tuesday evening.

Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened around 5:26 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 115 near the El Paso/Fremont county line. Troopers said a 2001 Plymouth Neon was northbound on Highway 115 when it entered the southbound lanes and side-swiped a southbound 2001 Ford Sunsetter. The Plymouth continued northbound and hit a southbound 1993 Jeep Cherokee.

The driver of the Neon, a 51-year-old man, died on the scene. The driver of the Jeep, a 47-year-old man, sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Sunsetter was not injured.

There’s no word on what caused the crash.

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