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Colorado State Patrol troopers said one person died and another was seriously injured in a head-on crash near the line between El Paso and Fremont counties Tuesday evening.

The crash took place at around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 115 between County Road F-45 and Barrett Road, according to Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, Lewis said, which happened after a Plymouth Neon traveling northbound on Highway 115 entered southbound lanes, sideswiping a Ford and "impacting" a Jeep Cherokee.

The 51-year-old man driving the Neon died, while the 47-year-old driver of the Cherokee was hospitalized with serious injuries. The driver of the Ford wasn't injured.

The Colorado State Patrol said the crash happened after the Neon entered southbound lanes on Highway 115, but didn't say why that happened.

Both lanes of travel were closed on Highway 115, which Lewis estimated could continue for at least another hour at around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

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