Jan 23, 2014 4:44 PM by David Randall, Tony Spehar

UPDATE: Woman killed in traffic accident on Hwy 85

A 61-year-old woman was killed in a head-on traffic crash early Thursday afternoon in El Paso County.

According to the Colorado State Patrol the woman was driving eastbound on Highway 85 between East Las Vegas Street and I-25 when her car crossed the center line around 1:15 p.m. and struck a GMC Sierra pick-up truck that had been traveling westbound. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, two people in the truck were injured but are expected to recover. Those two had been wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash, the woman killed was not.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and the identity of the woman who was killed is not being released at this time.

The crash scene has been cleared and Highway 85 has reopened.


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