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1 dead, 2 hurt in Highway 85 crash

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 23 2014 03:03:57 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2014 06:17:50 PM CST

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -

One person was killed and two others were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash on Highway 85 near Las Vegas Street.

Highway 85 was closed between Maxwell Street and Las Vegas Street. It has since reopened.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of an SUV was killed and two people riding in a pickup truck were hurt in the crash. They were taken to the hospital.

The name of the 61-year-old woman who died has not been released.

The people who were injured have been identified as Frank Debell, 77, and Doris Debell, 76.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The Colorado State Patrol says alcohol may have been a factor.

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