Fatal crash closed Hwy 24 near Calhan Monday

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CALHAN, Colo. — Both directions of Highway 24 near milepost 341 were closed for an investigation into a fatal crash Monday afternoon.

The crash happened around 12:35 p.m. at Kanuch Road and Highway 24. Troopers said a Honda Fit was headed eastbound, while a semi tractor-trailer was headed westbound. There was snow and freezing rain at the time, and the road was icy, according to state patrol. The driver of the Honda lost control and went into the path of the semi, which collided with the passenger side of the Honda.

The driver of the Honda died on the scene. She has been identified as Alexis Wyatt, 22, of Colorado Springs.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

The highway was closed for about three hours while crews investigated the crash.

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