2 dead in crash involving semi on Highway 115

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FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — Two people are dead and two others injured after a crash on Highway 115 between Penrose and El Paso County Tuesday evening.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash happened just before 7 p.m. on Highway 115 about 15 miles north of Penrose. Troopers said a Saturn sedan was traveling southbound when it suddenly went into the northbound lanes and collided with a semi that was traveling northbound.

The two people in the Saturn died on the scene. Their names have not yet been released.

The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A passenger in the semi was also taken to the hospital. There’s no word on the extent of their injuries.

Highway 115 was closed for a 22-mile stretch between G Street in Penrose and Cherokee Drive in El Paso County while crews investigated the crash. The highway fully reopened around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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