1 Killed In Semi-Truck Crash On Highway 24

A two-vehicle crash leaves one dead on Highway 24 near Ramah, Colorado.

Credit: Amanda Regrut

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

A man from Security was killed Monday night in a collision involving a semi.

The crash happened on Highway 24 near Ramah at 6 p.m. Monday. Ramah is about an hour east of Colorado Springs.

Troopers say the victim, identified as 26-year-old Lawrence Wampler, was hit by the semi after he made a u-turn in front of it. The driver reportedly tried steering to the left to avoid hitting Wampler's Dodge Ram pickup, but was unable to stop the crash. The semi ran into the driver's side, sending both vehicles off the road and into an embankment.

Wampler died at the scene. State Patrol says he was not wearing a seat belt.

The semi-truck driver, 45-year-old Clyde Sink of Bovey, Minnesota, was not hurt in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation, but State Patrol says alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been involved.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231531451 - kktv.com/a?a=231531451
Gray Television, Inc.