Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Man killed in head-on crash with semi south of Fort Carson

October 12, 2017 Updated: October 14, 2017 at 11:03 am
0
Caption +
A fatal crash Thursday morning on Colorado 115 forced lane closures. (Courtesy of Khloe Keeler, KKTV)

A 28-year-old Texas man driving a Nissan Altima died Thursday morning in a head-on crash with a semi on Colorado 115 at Turkey Creek Road, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The Nissan was traveling south on Colorado 115 about 10:35 a.m. when the driver lost control and swerved into the northbound lane, colliding with the truck, the State Patrol said.

The Nissan driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The truck driver, Benjamin Flanagan, 44, of Colorado Springs, was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt.

The truck was carrying diesel tanks, some of which spilled onto the highway after the crash.

"A hazmat team is on scene making sure anything that spilled is taken care of, and anything that didn't won't when the semi is towed," said Sgt. Rob Madden.

Neither speed nor alcohol or drugs are considered factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.