Fatal Accident On Highway 24

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

State Troopers say around 8 a.m. a pickup truck traveling west on Highway 24 lost control and went off the road.

The pickup continued off the road for about 500 feet before it collided with a large mound of dirt.

The driver, 58-year-old Michael Patterson was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and died at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

As of 9 a.m. the highway had reopened after the accident.

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  • by amay Location: simla,co on Dec 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    seems like you all are more worried about which way the hwy.goes than the person it is very sad someone lost a loved one so close to X-mas and your worried about the direction of the hwy REALLY!! all of you need to go to the dr to see if your heart is still there
  • by laurie Location: Falcon on Dec 20, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    This was a wonderful man who coached kids in Falcon for football, Mike Patterson. He has a family no insurance and a fund is set up at Farmers State Bank P.O. Box 9 Calhan, co 80808.... He gave all his time to the kids and could not have been a better man. Hard time of year for all but anything is wonderful for their family.
  • by Ted Location: Calhan on Dec 19, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    Actually, Hwy 24 goes NE-SW, so take your pick on directions. I would lay odds that it was where all the other fatalities happen, right at the curve by the post office - probably fell asleep and when the road curved, he didn't.
  • by Jade Location: Peyton, CO on Dec 19, 2009 at 02:12 PM
    Another news story said it was at 24 and McClelland Rd, which is between Peyton and Calhan. So was he southbound on McClelland? And please update with a name of the victim when available please. Prayers to the family, we have so many accidents on 24, I wish ppl would understand it's not as safe as it looks.
  • by Charlie Location: Fountain on Dec 19, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    So 24 runs east/west, where does it go south? Also, where on 24?
  • by viewer on Dec 19, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    Highway 24 doesn't go "southbound". It's an east-west highway...
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